Make sure you take advantage of the best that the Dordogne and the Lot have to offer in terms of gastronomy and local delicacies during your stay at the Souillac Golf and Country Club.
The gastronomy of the region lives and breathes with the cycle of the seasons and through its local produce. With a rich and flavoursome cuisine, the Quercy, the Lot and the Dordogne will awaken your taste buds during your stay. Foie gras, Quercy’s black truffles, Carennac’s prunes, the Malbec wine from Cahors or local maze fed duck; these are just a few of the specialities not to be missed. All this produce is displayed on market stalls, and can be found on the menus of traditional restaurants and enjoyed during village festivals. The Dordogne valley has earned its gastronomic reputation thanks to its noble products such as Rocamadour cheese, the Croustilot (a French bread) or its famous fattened duck.
During your stay local delicacies such as (Making the most of your holiday in the Dordogne), Quercy melons, strawberries and the local cheeses will all be included in the renowned regional menus. However, for the more active among you a fun family outing is to be enjoyed picking walnuts, chestnuts or gathering ceps at local farms.
Enjoy a visit to one of the local markets or farm shops and return home with these tasty souvenirs to share with your family and friends. All these wonderful local products that stimulate the taste buds can be found in Sarlat, famous for its traditional market and food festivals that it hosts throughout the year. There are many other nearby outlets offering regional specialities such as Godard foie gras or “La vieille prune” from Louis Roque which can be found less than 30 minutes from the Golf & Country Club.
If you wish to know more about the production methods of these local delicacies, it is always a good idea to pay a visit to the producers directly. By car or on foot via the Reyrevignes path you can get to the La Forge farm to taste their delicious Rocamadour cheeses or pay a visit to their neighbours at La Forge Gourmande for farm visits or perhaps enjoy an evening meal at the farm in the summer.
If you find walnuts more intriguing, you can try BioNoix, an organic walnut production or the Moulin de la Tour in Ste Nathalène, a XVIth century water mill still producing a variety of nut oils that will add interest to any salad. The Domaine de Bequignol also offers walnut based-products, this time under a new guise: chocolate covered. These sweet treats are called Arlequines, another local temptation not to be missed. This chocolatier, based in Carlux, is always creating inviting new recipes for chocolates often using dried fruits and nuts.
All these local producers will be proud to introduce you to their world and share their passion and knowledge.
The Dordogne and the Quercy are not only renowned for their produce but also for the way it is then transformed in the cuisine of traditional and authentic restaurants, some even Michelin starred. Savour these noble ingredients through the artistry of celebrated local chefs who understand the “terroir “. There is no better table to discover these dishes than that of the Pont de L’Ouysse run by the Chambon family renowned for their magnificent and innovative cuisine. For those staying at Souillac Golf and Country Club and not wishing to drive the onsite restaurant is open from April to October.
During your stay with us, don’t forget to take note of all the tips and advice from chefs and producers so you can continue to enjoy the pleasure in your own home. Truffle omelettes, Perigourdian salads, duck confits or walnut tarts are only some of the tasty recipes easy to recreate at home to bring back memories of your stay in this beautiful region.
The Souillac Golf & Country Club will gladly give advice and recommendations to make the most of your culinary adventure with its comfortable detached rental properties offering the perfect family base from which to discover the region.