Which are the highlights in classic French gastronomy? Famous chefs answer

The French gastronomy is world famous. Countless are the French dishes that are enjoyed every day all over the world. Not easy to choose a favourite dish. The French newspaper Le Figaro recently asked some well-known foreign chefs what they think is the best of French cuisine.

Among the chefs were Italian Massimo Bottura at three-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, German Daniel Achilles at the two-star Reinstoff in Berlin, Joan Roca at three-star El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Belgian Kobe Desramault with one star In De Wulf in Heuvelland, the Australian James Henry at Bones in Paris and Japanese Taku Sekine at Dersou in Paris.

And these were their favourite French dishes: ratatouille, coq au vin, terrine de foie gras, poularde a vessie (quite a complicated dish involving a big, well fed chicken, black truffle, a tasty bouillon and a pig bladder), oeufs en meurette (a Burgundy specialty, poached eggs in red wine sauce), île flottante (snow eggs in vanilla sauce, a classic dessert), omelette, onion soup and charcuterie. Some of them are my favourites too! Read more on

If you want to really enjoy and experience French gastronomy join us on our wine tour to Bordeaux in September.  We promise you some real gastronomic treats. But no poularde en vessie!

A creation with pigeon for lunch

A creation with pigeon for lunch, copyright BKWine Photography

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