As everywhere in Dordogne, the Vézère Valley is very well-known for its gastronomy. Périgord is famous for its foie gras, fillets of duck, black truffles, ceps and AOC Périgord walnuts : tasty products of the land to discover traditional and incomparable food habits . They are terms which deliciously tantalise the taste buds of gourmands and gourmets alike. These specific French products have recently been registered among the World Heritage by the UNESCO. This large range of products is a real wealth to make an infinite number of recipes.
Gastronomic Périgord : Exceptional Products
No tasty dishes without tasty ingredients. Thanks to its local agriculture, the gastronomic Périgord is characterised by natural products of high quality. Three letters “IGP” are used to label foie gras, strawberries and lamb from the Périgord. IGP which stands for « Indication Géographique Protégée” means that the products labelled that way are strictly from the Périgord and respect a drastic quality charter. Other products such as the Périgord walnuts are labelled AOC. Don't hesitate to discover some unique recipies to have a delicious meal
Gastronomic Périgord : the Périgord convivial cuisine
The Gastronomic Périgord is able to turn out local basic products into refined and dainty dishes. Here, nothing is lost but everything is transformed. « This is not only a place where one eats well, but a place where one eat dainty dishes. Cuisine can be described as « one of the most beautiful Arts », André Maurois assesses. As far as Curnonsky is concerned, he claims that: « Périgord was born out of a magic wand, and there, the fondness of food is not a sin but rather a paradise where Gods are overjoyed.”
Gastronomic Périgord: Restaurants in Dordogne
You can taste all these unforgettable and unique dishes in the local restaurants located in the Vézère Valley, Montignac, Eyzies and le Bugue. Have a nice trip in Dordogne, Enjoy your stay!