Tuna ceviche with aubergine and sorbet, Château de Lastours, Portel-des-Corbières

La Bergerie at Château de Lastours dinner

Menu from a dinner at La Bergerie, the restaurant at Château de Lastours in AOC Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon:

Foie gras with brioche and fig jam

Tuna ceviche with aubergine and sorbet

Roasted cod with Jerusalem artichoke, parsnips and beetroot

Apple croustillant, citric jus and vanilla ice cream

Château de Lastours felt unfinished when I visited. Their restaurant was completely empty when I went for dinner.

The food was creative, though a little hit and miss bot in terms of the execution and in terms of the flavour. In comparison to the wines we enjoyed, it felt like a bit of a let down.

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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