Accommodation: rooms at La Garbure
in Chateaneuf-du-Pape PS60pn high season la-garbure.com; Le Logis du Chateau in Vaison-la-Romaine PS100pn lelogisduchateau.com; La Bastide du Bois Breant in Maubec PS139pn hotelbastide-bois-breant.com.
The winning menu, voted for by Time Out readers and a panel of experts including Chef Uwe Micheel of the Emirates Culinary Guild, included dishes such as truffled beef pastrami with crispy quail egg, confit leg and foie gras garbure
and gingerbread, plum jelly with mince pie beignet.
For more details and to book log on to www.foodsocial.co.uk RECIPE: SALMON GARBURE
(SERVES FOUR) Garbure
is a thick French soup or stew with cabbage and other vegetables; a meal in itself.
Here we had a typically Pyreneean meal including soupe de garbure
-a delicious pork and vegetable stew.
For the main course, I opted for Barbary duck, garbure
and prune and lime jus (pounds 25).
Butter poached turkey breast, cabbage, confit leg and foie gras garbure
, honey glazed parsnips, bread sauce, cranberry puree
We have a similar one in France - we would call it a garbure
- made with all the bits of the animal together with the skin.
, Potee, Bouillabaisse are all complete meals.