Complimentary dishes in Availles LImouzine, France

@JudyEv (123433)
Bunbury, Australia
August 15, 2017 11:52am CST
We’ve now visited the village of Availles Limouzine in France three times – in 2010, 2015 and again this year. In 2010, a restaurant had just opened and we ended up eating there three times in the week. We went back in 2015 and again twice this visist – for Saturday dinner and lunch on Sunday. It is fine dining as we have never experienced it before and the prices were very reasonable. Each time we’ve gone there we’ve been given complimentary ‘tasters’ between the courses we’re ordered. There is usually only three or four choices but what choices they are! I’ll have to do more than one post about our meal so I can show you the photos. The photo today shows the offering before we started our meal. There is a poached quail egg on a little spoon, then guacamole on an incredibly light biscuit and topped with something of which we don’t know the name (!) then finally a small piece of ham. I think I could live in this village!
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@Platespinner (16520)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Aug
That looks and sounds scrumptious!
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
It seemed so unusual to find such a place in the middle of a small village.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Aug
@JudyEv Don't question it, just enjoy it!
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Aug
@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Aug
Free samples? Tres bien merci.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Exactly - and they had barely started at that point.
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@vandana7 (65062)
• India
15 Aug
I don't eat any of the three...not tempted...
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Everyone has different tastes.
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@vandana7 (65062)
• India
15 Aug
@JudyEv .. I feel you non-vegetarian eating folks are at a greater advantage. You all can eat vegetarian food, as well as non-vegetarian food. But we have to focus only on vegetarian stuff. Makes us so ignorant...like you mention guacamole..I don't know what it is. lol
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Aug
@vandana7 Guacamole would be vegetarian and is mostly avocado. It's very nice.
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@HazySue (21364)
• United States
15 Aug
It sounds like a wonde4rful place to go. I think it's great that they give you these little elegant tasters. It is a place I would visit again.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
The first time we tried to send it back as we hadn't ordered it and we thought we might be charged for it.
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@HazySue (21364)
• United States
15 Aug
@JudyEv I would have thought the same thing.
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@MALUSE (40300)
• Germany
15 Aug
I would already be half full after eating this.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
The serves weren't huge which was good and it wasn't too hard to fit it all in.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
16 Aug
It's not ham Judy, it's cured beef, a special cut that is salted, then dried for several month.It is a specialty of the Limousine and it is called "viande séchée" (dried meat).
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug
It wasn't my favourite. I found it very chewy.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@JudyEv It's harder than the ham, the French cut it too thick, in Italy we cut it very very thin, but I still prefer the Prosciutto di Parma.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Aug
@LadyDuck mmmm me too...
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
16 Aug
Looks delicious!
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug
And that was just for starters!!
@Kandae11 (37122)
16 Aug
That offering might satisfy me.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug
I would never have thought I could manage six courses but some were very small. Just bite-size really.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Aug
That all sounds really good!
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Aug
It makes a very special meal of it with all the free bits. You really feel that they are taking special care of you.
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15 Aug
It looks interesting.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Aug
The meals were really very nice.
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