Last Day in Bordeaux

Sunday, 14 June, 2015

This is our last day in Bordeaux (ever?- we have been here twice before with Roy Moorfield). It is a relatively quiet day. The breakfast smorgy is pretty much the same as yesterday:

Smoked Salmon before the rats attack it

Smoked Salmon before the rats attack it

Various Hams

Various Hams

JV and some of the others go out to do a Catacombs tour. Myself and a few others are to have a massage in the Spa area of the Chateau. I get to the Spa area and no one is around, except Jeremy and Chris and eventually Colin. Eventually some girls show up and I go in for my massage. It is a gentle one but it does help to ease the back problems. I have a sauna, spa and then a steam bath. After a shower, I feel pretty good.

After the Catacombs, Doug and Julie went to a famous Macaron shop.

In the Macaron shop

In the Macaron shop

Macarons

Macarons

Doug smooving over his purchases

Doug smooving over his purchases

Julie and Doug walk back from town. JV is to have a 3 hour massage section from 3:00 but Simone and her go by the massage desk and she can get in early at 1:30. The 3 hour massage probably only lasted 2:45.

Then it is dinner time and we are having pre-dinner drinks at the patio. Turns out it is in the lawn well away from the restaurant.

The Group near the Duck pond

The Group near the Duck pond

Snacks with the wine. The tins with the

Snacks with the wine. The tins with the “Z” on them are the world famous caviare that we got a couple of days ago

Spooning out the caviare

Spooning out the caviare

Some caviare left. There was three serves for everyone. It was delightful, smooth like butter

Some caviare left. There was three serves for everyone. It was delightful, smooth like butter

JV feeding the fish with left over bread

JV feeding the fish with left over bread

We brought our own glasses so JV takes them back to our room. We then meet in the restaurant for another gala dinner.

The Carte for the night

The Carte for the night

Special Duck starter

Special Duck starter

Table B

Table B

Table A

Table A

Salmon Tartare

Salmon Tartare

Lobster Tails with Iberian ham Beignet (the long cigar) - brilliant

Lobster Tails with Iberian ham Beignet (the long cigar) – brilliant

Duck fillet

Duck fillet

I had made a deal with Simone to give her my dessert but got this fresh fruit salad instead.

I had made a deal with Simone to give her my dessert but got this fresh fruit salad instead.

Chocolate biscuit

Chocolate biscuit

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As we have to pack suitcases to move out of Bordeaux the next day, it is an earlier night.

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Gourmand & Wine Connoisseur.
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3 Responses to Last Day in Bordeaux

  1. dawn says:

    Glad to hear you’re both well ….tickling our tastebuds ….enjoy!! Julie looking glam as always! XX

  2. Greg McClure says:

    Fabulous blog Patrick, it’s a wonderful way to reflect on a fabulous two weeks.
    Best wishes to both yourself and JV
    Cheers

    • beauperi says:

      Greg,
      I have been slack in responding to you because, well, I have been slack, especially with the wonderful and lovely comments that you have made here and in emails. We really enjoyed our time with you and Simone – In fact that was a highlight for Julie on the France trip having a partner in crime like Simone.

      It would be great to catch up one day albeit tyranny of distance is an issue. I am sorry to say that Brisbane has been my least favourite of all the Aussie Capitol cities, don’t know why.

      We are about to go to Southern Spain for two weeks, the Blog will be restarted.

      Patrick

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