Wednesday, August 16, 2006
SEVEN restaurants in seven southern France cities in five days
"It's a tall order, to be sure, checking out the most dynamic young chefs in southwest France, crisscrossing the region by car, covering more than 1,000 miles and consuming more than 37 courses — and that's not counting extra treats like amuse-bouche and mignardises — just to see what's cooking."
"French cuisine is in a funk, as chefs lose ground to the Spanish and the Brits. But there's a movement afoot among young, forward-looking Gallic chefs who refer to themselves as Generation C — "C" for "culture and cuisines." They're rejecting the notion that great food must be lingered over for hours in a stuffy, expensive Michelin-anointed establishment. These days, the name of the game is casual, unpretentious, often relatively inexpensive bistros and restaurants."
Now read the whole article for a fun trip.