After Cos, we headed South on the D2 and stopped to take photos of Lafite and Pichon – two estates I had visited last year while it was raining. Finally I could get a nice photo of them in the sun. Then we drove to the small village of Arcins where Caroline had kindly made reservations for us at this very famous Medoc restaurant, and we were impressed to find that every table had a reserved name tent on it with the name of person dining – including ours. Bottles of all of the top chateaux filled the wine shelves along the wall, and soon every table was filled with chattering customers – many bringing in their own bottles of wine. It was obviously a very popular place filled with wine industry elite.
As usual, we ordered the menu of the day and were very impressed at the amount of food we received for only $15E per person – including a glass of red Bordeaux! Not knowing this, we ordered a half bottle of white Graves. It went well with the first two courses of pate and then a vegetable soup. The main course was fish stew in a spicy red sauce which paired very well with the glass of red wine. Next were cheese; then dessert; and finally coffee in the outdoor patio. A very good experience.