One of the Dordogne region?s premier food festivals is the
Fête de la Noix, which celebrates the area?s rich cuisine of nuts, especially
walnuts, in the town of Sarlat, and is a perfect excursion for anyone staying
at our luxury villas in France.
The former Perigord region has always been very highly
renowned for the quality of its nuts, with its produce even awarded the
?controlled designation of origin? label, specifying that certain nut products
must originate from that region.
On February 13th, the town of Sarlat will
celebrate one of the favourites of the local cuisine, with events geared not
only to professionals within the food and agriculture industries but also
towards members of the public. If you?re looking to discover more about how the
nuts and the nut products are made, there?s conferences which will give you a
further insight, while if you?re looking to try something new, you can get
stuck right into the tastings and try a host of products ranging from not only
nuts but also oil, cakes, liqueurs and ice creams made with nuts. If there?s
something you?ve fallen in love with, you can even buy some to take home from
the local food stalls. One of the highlights of the festival, however, is the
Regional Walnut Oil Competition, with several local food producers taking part.
The town of Sarlat itself is also well worth a visit even
outside of the festival, with its centre having been nominated to become a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the heart of a forested area of the Dordogne,
Sarlat has an exceptional heritage, as shown in its medieval streets and
spacious sunny squares. Guided tours give even more of an insight of the town?s
fascinating history, influenced by the Occitan culture, and demonstrate exactly
why the Michelin Guide has awarded Sarlat the three star classification, making
it one of Europe?s most beautiful towns.
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