Gastronomy: a local tradition
Our heritage and terroir have a huge influence over the local gastronomy. Wine also plays an important part in it. Thanks to this, great Chefs such as Philippe Etchebest have been practising here.
Currently, the Greater Saint-Émilion Area has three starred tables recorded: L’Hostellerie de Plaisance* and Les Belles Perdrix* in Saint-Émilion as well as L’Auberge Saint-Jean* in Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac!
The Dordogne river also influences the local cuisine. For instance, Sainte-Terre village is considered as the world’s capital of lamprey. This unusual animal, born 500 million years ago, has neither jaw, ventral fin nor scale. A taste treat for gourmets when stewed with wine and leeks!