Secret Kitchen menu, 25th Sept 2010
and Madame Darzacq’s foie gras with quince
Tourtière with prune & Armagnac ice cream
Liqueur 44 with cobnut cookies
About your dinner…
Ever since Ros was a child he has been going on holiday in Southwest France. So this summer we went to see what all the fuss was about, and here is what we found:
Delicious air-dried ham as good as Spanish jamon, made in the Basque country from an ancient breed of Iberian pigs which almost became extinct;
Monsieur & Madame Darzacq’s Armagnac, Floc de Gascogne (basically Armagnac and grape juice) and foie gras;
A misshapen tart called tourtière (made with Armagnac) which has its own festival, probably because it’s so damn difficult to make (see pic, above);
And of course, the regional dish without rival is duck confit.
Happy birthday Ros!