Yes, that's precisely what happened. Today is basically my first day on the internet :). Been hell after the long trip.
Thanks for the suggestions. We had a crazy fun trip.
Paris was Paris (Polidor is always the best meal we have there, La Palette is a great bistro for lunch). Burgundy was fantastic, really liked that we stayed around Givry and drank a lot of amazing wine at fraction of what it costs up in Cote de Nuit (which we also visited). Best meal was at L'Annexe, marked by a crazy rain/hail storm that started almost when we finished our garden seated dinner. Lots of grape loss this year, especially in Beujolais (75% i heard)
then Lyon was insanely delicious as well, Notre Maison was my favorite. Super oldscohol Bouchon. They just plop down food and bottles and have you eat and drink as much as you want. Like you order a terrine and they bring you the whole loaf to cut for yourself.
Avignon Les Halles was really cool. Ended up having a meal at home having shopped there because we were craving loads of veggies by that point which is hard to get at restaurants.
Then we went west to Carcassone and then Dordogne which everyone was telling us is the best food area. Turns out it's also the most beautiful area with caves, lush landscapes everywhere. Land of truffles and foie gras
here's that foie gras running around untortured
Dordogne is crazy gorgeous as we were told and Sarlat didn't disappoint as a homebase.
This was La Roque
Went into a crazy huge cave on a small train tour for an our. Ate duck and foie gras at every meal, such as this duck only cassoulet (i counted 6 different duck parts in there) on a goose/duck farm around Sarlat
Then drove through gorgeous country to Loire. Honestly western Languedoc and Dordogne are by far the prettiest areas and with tons of midieval villages sprinkled along rivers everywhere. Postcards.
in Vouvray we stayed in a cave that a really nice art collector owns, next to his huge house and vineyard.. amazing really'
ate 2 standout meals. 1 in Amboise called Chez Bruno. Bruno also makes wine and has a stunning Malbec.
Maison de Les Halles in Tours was incredible. I have many pics but will just show this one
we had a fun time and glad kid finally got to travel extensively in Europe.