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Quercy specialities

The region’s culinary heritage is passed down from generation to generation

  • Pastis: The recipe oh this delicious pastry is been kept secret for centuries !  This round dessert is made of thin layers of crunchy, caramelized puff pastry piled atop one another. The pastry sheets are garnished with apple slices soaked in Armagnac. These small cakes are served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  This cake demands a degree of expertise! 

  • Quercy melon :  Tended by hand, by small producers in Quercy, the Quercy Melons are the fruit of attentive care. They have had PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status since 2004 ; a European recognition of quality. With their sweet, tender flesh, they are great as either a starter or a dessert... How do you choose a melon? Its stem should detach easily, and it should be heavy and firm to the touch, with an aroma that sweeps you off your feet.

For delicate palates

  • Black Truffle : Producing about 3 metric tons per year, the Lot is still one of the main truffle-producing départements in France. The Quercy black truffle, most noble of noble varieties, is harvested in winter from December to March.

  • Saffron : Is a spice born from a bluish-mauve flower, from which stand out the deep red stigmata ; these stigmata are carefully removed from the rest of the flower and then dried to obtain this precious spice. It takes 200 000 individual flowers to obtain 1 kg of dried saffron !

 

  • Quercy farm lamb : The 1st lamb to be awarded a quality label in France, Quercy Farm Lamb is the product of a specific area "the Causses du Quercy", of a breed "Caussenarde du Lot" and of know-how.

  • Walnuts :  Fresh or dried, in shell or as kernels, they will delight your palate . There are also many products based on these nuts : walnut cake, walnut oil, and walnut spirit, which is one of our traditional spirits.: A traditional liqueur from Quercy, made of green walnuts, that is dark brown in colour with a strong flavour. An extract of crushed walnuts and walnut leaves steeped in eau de vie, sugar and red wine.

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