Friday, June 12, 2015

Les Epicuriales - Bordeaux's outdoor food festival - Allee Tourny

Pop up restaurants- in the middle of Bordeaux
So what is better than sitting having lunch or dinner in one of your favorite restaurants? Do you enjoy the fresh air and the concept of eating outside under tents, awnings or umbrellas?  Add top chefs and your favorite restaurants and you have Les Epicuriales! This is Bordeaux's food event of the early summer.  Pop-up versions of some of Bordeaux's favorite restaurants set up shop along the Allee Tourny and serve up some delicious meals.  It's a great way to try out a restaurant or enjoy one of your favorites!

This event runs this year - June 12 through June 27th. and is open from 11am until 1am in the morning.  There are over 20 different restaurants present and the ambiance is superb. I had the pleasure of wandering through this afternoon - opening day at lunchtime.

You can see from the photos that these temporary garden style restaurants give a whole new look to Allee Tourny - usually an open park like setting just off the Place de la Comedie in Bordeaux Centre.
Lunch menus are very reasonable and range in price from a plat du jour around 10 euros to 17 euros for a complete menu.  Today  I chose to eat at Bistrot de Capeyron.
Entree was Gazpacho - a chilled seasoned tomato soup
Main plat - I chose a nice fresh steak served with fries 
For Dessert - A soup of red berries with mint
The meal was delicious and the atmosphere fun, light and fresh. This Bistrot de Capeyron offered several choices for the menu and each dish I enjoyed I was pleased with both the portion and quality.  The service was fast and friendly also. It was so relaxing to sit outside, protected from the sun...but feeling like you have found a little oasis.You can see from the following photos that each restaurant sets up their own style of dining and offers limited menu choices but oh, so good! Definitely a foodie's paradise!
In addition to just sampling various restaurants there are daily demonstrations and reserved dinners with Michelin-Starred chefs.  Feel free to check out more information on their website:  Les Epicuriales 2015
So if you live near or are visiting the Bordeaux area in the next couple weeks, this event is definitely for those of you who love to enjoy a nice restaurant meal!  Foodies come hither!  For those of you who live too far away, mark your calenders as this event is yearly and definitely another plus for the Bordeaux region!!


  1. I want to go to this event! Yummy!

    1. This is the second year that I've enjoyed it and it's wonderful. I love how restaurants welcome you and show off some of their favorite dishes. You definitely need to plan a trip to Bordeaux!!!!

  2. Your pictures and text make me want to get the next plane back to Bordeaux! I have just been for five days to check out the food scene and have written eleven recent blogposts about my experiences. I would be interested to read any comments you may wish to make. Phil Lowe

  3. PS: my food blog is at


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