Lot Valley in Cahors Wine Region
Austin’s Talk 1370 10-11 a.m. on Saturday
In wine terms, for a long time, France has been the OTHER two Bs: Bordeaux and Burgundy. And recently, we’ve added the Rhone Valley, right along with Champagne the Region that’s famous for Champagne the Bubbles. But in today’s Grape & Grain segment we sit down with Rebecca Ohayon, a representative from Georges Vigouroux in Cahors. Turns out, says Rebecca, if this again-popular region hadn’t grown malbec for all those centuries, Argentina might not have a wine to sell the world.
There’s a whole new world out there, and sometimes it’s closer than you think. While doing its best imitation of a charming but sleepy Texas small town, Bastrop has in recent years developed some food and drink worth talking about. There’s even a fine-dining restaurant in town, located in a historic downtown building (of which there are many) and called Hasler Brothers Steakhouse. We chat with the executive chef – who else? – about what he’s fixing us for dinner with our steak. There’s also a delightful B&B, called the Magnolia Inn on Main. We enjoy both the Bs in its name, but we especially like breakfast as prepared each morning by Paula Pate. Her quiche is always a winner, but her blackberry stuffed French toast is attracting regional and even national attention. Can I get an Amen?
Magnolia Inn on Main in Bastrop