The restaurant Saint James in Bouliac had already had the idea a year ago to present its producers to a few happy few (press, blogs) because, as we had explained to us Nicolas Magie at the time, no great meal without great products. I really appreciated the idea of honoring the people behind these magnificent poultry, vegetables, fish or cheese.
This year, Marie Borgel reiterated but opening the experience. Indeed, it is a farmers’ market that she proposed to us this Sunday on the magnificent terrace of the restaurant and that she will repeat 4 times in the year, each season. Vivien DurandThe Black Prince’s chef was invited and about twenty producers offered his goods for sale. (13 from Vivien’s suppliers, 13 from Nicolas, and 13 common to both).
What finally surprised me in talking to many of them is that they do not generally serve the general public. Of course if you go to them you can buy a chicken or 3 kg of zucchinis, but their business is with the chefs. These products are therefore not easily accessible to us. It was all the more nice to be able to fill your basket this time.
A stroll in pictures :
And still some others including Pascal and Dominique Sancier from the Paillot farm from whom I bought lamb to fall on the floor so good it was (but not photogenic 😉 )
I brought home a full basket of good stuff! As Nicolas and Vivien said so well, once you’ve seen the producer, you don’t cook his products in the same way anymore. This is true both for us, simple everyday cooks, and for the chefs and their teams. When they went out into the field, talked with their suppliers, shared good practices, how can you not do everything possible and give the best of yourself? It’s not marketing blah blah blah blah, just real life.
Anyway, at the next edition, in September, I will be there too 🙂.
Restaurant Saint James
3 Place Camille Hostein,