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Labarthe: "Here you learn about local high cuisine!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pau Restaurant Tip by kokoryko

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  Pyrénées seen from the hills
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Labarthe is one of the places where I like to take my visitors to Pau for a dinner, I am sure they will not be disappointed! Labarthe is located in the small village of Bosdarros, about 10 km south of Pau, on top of a hill in the Pyrenees foothills.
Chef E. Dequin had an international career, before coming back to his home village, where he blends his foreign experience and the local tradition of cooking and presenting the dishes. There are regular menus with a great choice of dishes mainly based on local products (farm poultry, local beef, vegetables from the villages around), but may I recommend the “menu découverte” (discovery menu)? This is a sort of an introduction to “modern” Bearnese cuisine, where you get an assortment of 8-10 different dishes (portions are small, don’t be scared!), from entrée to desert, where you will discover –among other--smoked duck fillet with cooked mango slices, Jerusalem artichokes with pork fillet, tomato and basil sorbet. . . . . feast for the palate. . . . .
The restaurant room is a little bit small and dark, but you come here for dinner; in summer, as the sun sets late, before going for dinner it is very enjoyable to have a short walk in the village, look at the old church, the surrounding hills and the majestic mountains in the background; it opens appetite.
Wine list is of course fitting to the meals; if you are in a mood for an aperitif drink, a local Jurançon will wonderfully introduce you to the following wonderful (I do not have other words!) meal.

Closed Sunday evening, Monday, Tuesday

Favorite Dish: Pictures, no dishes. . . .
mainpicture: Spring in the foothills of the Pyrenees; here near Bosdarros
picture 2: Main street of Bosdarros, with Auberge Labarthe
picture 3:Sign of the “Auberge Labarthe”
picture 4: Picture from the website

Address: Auberge Labarthe,Rue Pierre Bidau 64 290 Bosdarros
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Auberge Labarthe Rue Pierre Bidau 64 290 Bosdarros (10 km from Pau)
othercontact: Fax: 05 59 21 68 55
Phone: 05 59 21 50 13
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 23, 2008
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