7/1/14 [caption id="attachment_5855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pavé Bordelais w. Almond and Orange[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5858" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Crunchy Thing w. Hazelnuts, Pavé Bordelais w. Almond and Orange[/caption] At Eric Sabouret on rue Michel Montaigne, we bought two specialties of Bordeaux: croquette with hazelnuts (€2.20. The other variant was with almonds) and a Pavé Bordelais with almond and orange (€2.70). This place might be the same one where we bought canelés during our previous trip to Bordeaux. We walked into the Carrefour Market building nearby (Marche et Galerie Grands Hommes) to find somewhere to sit...

Le Rince-Doigts was a casual seafood place that was near our apartment. [caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Fish Soup, Croutons, Prawns, Bulot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5864" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Salmon Tartare, Oysters; Prawns, Bulots, Bigorneaux[/caption] We started with the ‘After Work’, available only from 6-8pm, which was a glass of wine, some prawns and bulots (€5), the ‘Formule A Volonté’, which included fish soup, prawns, mussels, bulots, bigorneaux and salmon tartare (€20) and moules farcies (€5). The seafood was really fresh – given they also run a fish shop, I would hope it is –...

On rue des Augustins, just off from Place Général Sarrail, mum spotted a restaurant called I Bo Bun. At first she thought it was a bao restaurant, but it was actually a Chinese restaurant with some decently priced lunch set menus (less than €9). Mum needed another Asian fix. The other alternative was the Vietnamese restaurant near the apartment, but this suited her better. We ordered suan cai yu (the preserved veggie and fish soup with chili and Sichuan peppers, €15) and a braised eggplant dish (€7.90), both...

Despite the small shop front, Chez Jean is quite big inside. Although it didn’t look like there were many patrons, most were seated upstairs out of view from people on the street, which I thought a bit strange. Our orders: Confit shoulder of black pig, roasted peppers and Espelette pepper (€18) Salmon en papillot with shrimp and coconut milk, stir-fried vegetables (€17) Whole duck Magret (PGI Southwest), honey-based sauce and Amarena cherries (€18.50) This was the first restaurant we’ve been to so far which offered olive oil with our bread. My duck was cooked really...