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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Two fine meals in 24 hours – Le Pot de Lapin (Saumur) – part 2

Olivier Thibault 

Unlike Le Clos de Jeanne, a new discovery, Olivier Thibault's Le Pot de Lapin is an old favourite, so it was a pleasure to return there for lunch last Thursday. A special pleasure as the cooking was particularly assured on this visit

From the fine wine list, which naturally features plenty of Saumur-Champignys and Saumurs, we chose a spring cuvée – 2015 Terres Rouges, Saumur-Champigny, Domaine de Saint-Just made by Arnaud Lambert. It was deliciously seductive with soft black fruits. Dangerously easy to drink at lunchtime!

My creamy haddock starter was extremely good 

Roasted Saint-Marcellin with Parma ham

Calamari rings 

Filet de veau with caramelised shallots

Wonderfully cooked calves liver with buttery mashed potato 
garnished with garlic and parsley 

Le Pot de Lapin 
37 Rue Rabelais, 49400 Saumur
Téléphone :02 41 67 12 86

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