Bordeaux – Le Chapon Fin

When one walks into Le Chapon Fin it feels like going back in time to when ugly decor ruled as you can see at the bottom. The rocks by the back of the restaurant are from the bottom of the Garonne were installed in 1901. The decor hasn’t changed since the ’40s and the interior is now designated a heritage site by the French government.

Thankfully the food has evolved and except for the beef tartare the meal was excellent. My favorites were the John Dory and the squab.

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First amuse: flan topped with corn

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Foie gras with prune, crisp of walnut Perigod and balsamic

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Mackerel and caviar with herbs and zucchini

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Pairing with mackerel

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John Dory filet black dressed up

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Pairing for John Dory

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Beef tartare, double malt and straw fries. Honestly this wasn’t good at all as there was no seasoning on the beef so very bland

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Pairing with tartare

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Other choice for the tartare (they offered 2 reds each time and let you pick)

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Pigeon, Paimpol beans, Cepe mushrooms

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Pairings for Pigeon, I had the French one

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Sheep and Goat cheeses

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Pairing for cheese

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Palate cleanser: Plum based

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Orange Textures: Cracker, Tapioca, spuma and basil

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Sauternes, incredibly sweet and poured too much given this fact

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Petite fours and apple cider

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