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Bordeaux restaurants and wine bars: oysters, mussels, foie gras, duck and much more in the gastronomic city | Britt on Forbes

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The city of Bordeaux is a place where you can spend a lot of time. It is an elegant city with fabulous shopping, if that is what you are looking for. The food lover will not be disappointed either. If you like oysters, the ones from Arcachon close to Bordeaux are among the best. Try the magnificent entrecôte bordelaise or, in season, fried porcini mushrooms with garlic and parsley.

An inexpensive lunch is steamed moules marinières, always served with French fries. With your coffee, try a canelé, the sweet Bordeaux speciality made of egg yolks, sugar and rum. The small ones are the best. For your aperitif, try the white Lillet, a vermouth style aperitif with a taste of orange, made in the Graves town of Podensac.

And if you like duck, and who doesn’t, Bordeaux is the place to be. Duck breast (magret de canard) is best served rosé (not too much cooked). You can have your foie gras served cold (terrine or mi-cuit) or warm (poêlé), quickly fried in the pan with only salt and pepper and sometimes a dash of balsamico. Delicious.

We have prepared a selection of our favourite Bordeaux restaurants for you to explore.

Read more on restaurants in Bordeaux in Britt’s article on Forbes Favourite Bordeaux Restaurants And Wine Bars.

A starter at Le Glouton in Bordeaux

A starter at Le Glouton in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Here’s the introduction to the Forbes article:

Bordeaux is home to some of the most famous wines in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in France. Bordeaux has undergone an amazing transformation these last 25 years. The façades of the old houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, situated along the boulevards and avenues, have regained their original beauty after thorough cleaning and make over. Taking a walk along the river Garonne is now a pleasure. Gone are the murky industrial buildings that used to dominate the quayside, a memory from the times when Bordeaux was an important shipping harbour.

Bordeaux is definitely worth visiting, even if you are not a wine fanatic. Lately, we have discovered some very interesting restaurants and wine bars. So even if you are out touring the chateaux and the vineyards during the day, you will have no problem finding somewhere to spend your evenings.

Read more on restaurants in Bordeaux in Britt’s article on Forbes Favourite Bordeaux Restaurants And Wine Bars.

The Place Saint Pierre in the Old Town, Bordeaux, many restaurants nearby

The Place Saint Pierre in the Old Town, Bordeaux, many restaurants nearby, copyright BKWine Photography

Aux 4 coins du vin, wine bar in Bordeaux

Aux 4 coins du vin, wine bar in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Le Comptoir St Vincent wine bar in Bordeaux

Le Comptoir St Vincent wine bar in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Un Chateau en Ville wine bar in Bordeaux

Un Chateau en Ville wine bar in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Le Glouton in Bordeaux

Le Glouton in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

 

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