Dinner at the vineyard: La Table du Lavoir, Bordeaux

One of the things I love most about France is the appreciation and love they have for good food & wine. Bordeaux is no exception to this rule, with a number of Michelin Star restaurants & delicious bistros scattered throughout the region.

We ventured back into the countryside for our last dinner in Bordeaux. While we had the opportunity to explore the Medoc & Saint-Emilion regions, we had yet to set foot in Graves, another left bank appellation. Similar to its northern neighbour Medoc, the wines in Graves are typically cabernet sauvignon based; however, the region also produces a number of white wines as well.

That night we were dining at La Table de Lavoir, one of two restaurants at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a winery with Grand Cru Classé status in Graves. The restaurant had a more rustic look and feel, although that was paired with exceptional food & service. We treated ourselves and paired our meal with a beautiful wine from the region: 2003 Château Malartic Lagravière, a Grand Cru Classé de Graves. Unfortunately Harrison had to drive us back to Bordeaux, which meant more wine for me 😛  

If you are visiting the Bordeaux region, La Table de Lavoir is a solid choice for lunch or dinner.

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