Sept 30, 2012
Our guides, Francis and Sandra Ho Tham Kouie, transferred us from the Dordogne Noir to our hotel destination in Saint Emilion. We passed through Dordogne Purple and stopped at the largest chateau in the region, Chateau du Biron, and an interesting marche in Issigenac where duck products are the featured food item. In transit to St Emilion we stopped to visit La Ferme de Biorne in Lunas, near Bergerac. We had requested a guided tour of the farm and particularly the gevage laboratory. Although gevage was not in season, we saw the duck pens and equipment. It was here that we felt that the best foie gras could be purchased without question.
From there we had lunch at the restaurant, a locals only kind of place that families could enjoy on a Sunday. Again this was one of those authentic, rustic restos that exist for the locals and not just for the tourists. I ordered a huge salad du jour that was loaded with foie gras, gizzards, and pate. My wife enjoyed the rabbit dish. Previously we saw the rabbit cage on the farm. All the products on the menu are supposed to be sourced from the farm.
If a duck farm and its resto are in your must-dos, then you should include this place.