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Review of Le Vin au 10 - CLOSED

Le Vin au 10
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$41
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I'm submitting this for the second time; not sure why it wasn't published.
We went to Le Vin au 10 on the recommendation of The Rough Guide. This place is marketed as a step above the tourist traps in Sarlat centre, so it costs more. We chose the €34.90 menu, as you have no choice at night. It’s either that or a €59.90 ‘truffle’ menu, but we found that in Sarlat, truffle dishes don't contain truffle.

The entree, ‘veloute de parmesan’, was a watery soup with a suggestion of parmesan. Tiny crumbs of ‘jambon noir’ are scattered very thinly on the plate around the soup. My companion is Italian and he was less than impressed with this dish. The celebrated ‘nems de canard’ main course which the Rough Guide mentions was very dry, duck spring rolls in thick, chip-shop standard batter. The ‘pave de beouf’ was a very average piece of beef, under-flavoured and a bit tough. The 'cheese course' was a horrible fat-soaked, deep-fried rectangle of something unidentifiable that tasted slightly of sage. Not edible: I left it.

The dessert was the pièce de résistance: a ‘tiramisu perigourdin’ that appeared to be made with aerosol cream from a spray can, and the Italian agreed with me: a travesty.

We really wanted to like this restaurant as we were tired of the tourist-menu rubbish served in most of the restaurants on the main drag. I will be petitioning the Rough Guide to remove its recommendation.

Restaurateurs of Sarlat: lose the cynical, chauvinistic, rip-off attitude: tourists are well-travelled and we KNOW good food these days. Le Vin au 10 is decidedly average, overpriced and just like all the other traps. Don’t waste your money: go to L’Addresse at 8 rue du 8 Mai 1945, for food that is fresh and lovely and costs half the price.

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4  Thank A_Brit_and_Italian
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

If you want to have dinner there, be sure to make reservations, even off season.
The place is not very big and since it offers good food and value, it is mostly full.

Noteable in a very touristy town is the very friendly and attentive service by the two waiters here, which make a meal very pleansant on top of the good food.

We had a very good dinner, food was prepared very well, though if one likes a combination of foi gras poelle and (cold) tartare of salmon depends on personal taste. But both parts of the dish were excellent.

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1  Thank Jochen-v-S
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Despite its tourist location this was a great find. Service was attentive and unhurried, a good choice of dishes on various menu options. And not all DUCK, although the majority was, hence for the main course I opted for the Magret de canard farcis a l'orange. My wife and friend the Thai duck rolls, finally, the fourth member of the party had the Cote de veau. A pretty diverse selection, suffice to say we were all very satisfied with our meals, good portions and cooked perfectly.
Deservedly in the top 3 of restaurants in Sarlat. If in the area again we would return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Thank Jasper0505
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We had the 34 euro menu, I had pan fried foie gras which was cooked perfectly. We both had the magret de canard which was tender and cooked perfectly. The waiter spoke English and explained everything on the menu. Would definitely eat there again

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We had a good meal, well presented, in a convenient location. the service was efficient, and the menu and food good. for a tourist restaurant this is good. but it is a tourist restaurant in a tourist location with tourist prices.
If we hadn't been to Le Bistro de l'Octroi the previous evening we probably would have rated higher but Le bistro was better all round. If you are staying in Sarlat for a few days visit both.

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