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France; a personal thanks to Stu Dudley

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We recently returned from 21 days in France, with 4 days in Provence and 13 days in the Southwest. We researched a lot on our own, and benefited a great deal on advice on this forum. But we also relied greatly on Stu Dudley's e-mailed information.

I never appreciated it SO much as the night's dinner in Gigondas, Stu. We were tired after touring a lot that day, and had planned to eat at the Du Verre à L'assiette, but it was closed. Across the plaza was L'oustalet, at twice the price. We rationalized "well, didn't Stu Dudley say this was pretty good?" and "this is why we live economically the rest of the year". So, there we ate.

To say it was a wonderful meal would be a gross understatement. From beginning to end, every facet of the meal and the service was superlative. I can't begin to describe the meal in "foodie" terms anywhere near as well as Stu does in his informative, so I won't try (and fail). We did realize for the first time, over the course of the experience, the interest and joy some people take in gastronomique dining. We had never spent €81 (dinner for 2, with wine) before; with luck, it won't be the last time.

Thanks, Stu, for all your patient guidance and information. Heartfelt thanks.

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