'Le Tour de France' is one of the world's biggest annual sporting events. Held in France every year, the multiple stage bicycle race was first organised in 1903 to increase sales of the French newspaper L'Auto. As the Tour de France gained popularity the race was lengthened and riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year.
100 years on and currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation, the Tour de France is made up of 21 day stages, covering a total distance of around 3,500 kilometres. This year, for the first time since 1988 the tour will be completed only on French soil, with riders traditionally finishing on the Champs-Élysées at dusk on Sunday 21st July.
To celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France Alan has created a seasonal signature menu, offering a modern take on great classical dishes of France, served in true L'Ortolan style. Join us in July as we take you on a culinary tour of France, recreating some of the country's most traditional dishes.
Tour De France Signature Menu
Available Tuesday to Thursday evenings
Duck confit, Morteau sausage & oak smoked duck, white beans & Dijon mustard dressing
Marinated red mullet & dorade, fennel and orange salad, bouillabaisse jus
'Coq au Vin'
Braised poulet lande in red wine, wild mushrooms, tarragon and Alsace bacon
Lime & pineapple parfait, coconut sorbet, passion fruit and mango salsa
Poached peach in Sauternes, vanilla cream & fresh raspberries
£55.00 per person
£85.00 with a flight of complimentary wines
Must be booked in advance.
Please call 01189 888 500 or Tour De France'
Tuesday to Thursday evenings from 2nd to 18th July. Max 6 people per booking.