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It’s Christmaaas!


What’s for dinner?



Your New Year festive dinner: only 18 places! Book now!



Come and enjoy your New Year celebration at La Croix du Reh –
bed and breakfast in Limousin France!

tel: +33 (0)555697537 / +33(0) 661734211

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We invite you to our Russian festive dinner 31 of December

The party starts at 20.00 hrs until 02.00 hrs

€ 72 per person all inclusive



Kir Royale and Zakuska (Amuse-Bouches russian style)


Smoked Trout and  smoked Sturgeon tower with avocado mousse and  caviar


Crème brûlée of foie gras / or spring rolls Russian style ( with fresh veggies)


Salmon Kulebyaka / or Beef Stroganoff


Royal Cheese platter with homemade Mango chutney


Chocolate cake


 1 flute of Champagne


Coffee and Treats


1/2 bottle of wine

Note*     Bookings secured upon receipt of 50% deposit via Paypal or CB transaction by telephone.
Deposits are not refundable unless places are re-sold.

Bed and breakfast for 2 at 90€ – only by reservation in advance
( 2 rooms available)
Bed and breakfast for 3 at 110€ – only by reservation in advance
( 1 room available)
Bed and breakfast room for 4 or 5 at 130€ – only by reservation in advance
( 2 rooms available)

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Noël à Brive du 10 au 31 décembre

A l’approche des fêtes de fin d’année, le centre-ville de Brive s’anime en journée comme en soirée. Pour un noël 100% gaillard, pas moins de 18 spectacles de rue gratuits et de nombreuses animations.
Activités, animations, ateliers, spectacles.. la cité gaillarde a encore fait les choses en grand pour émerveiller petits et grands. 
Retrouvez toute la programmation de Noël à Brive du 10 au 31 décembre ici.
Informations : Office de Tourisme de Brive Agglomération : Place du 14 juil

Another cake at La Croix du Reh?


Oh, yes! Another cake! This time it’s my own recipe : simple in its separate layers, but sophisticated in how all the ingredients and layers work together. It’s like falling in love : with each bite there is an explosion of new textures and flavours, you want more and more, and when the plate is empty you have nice after-taste , feeling complete and happy to have it again tomorrow, then the day after and then the day after that and every day! 🙂

Our guests were asking for seconds: the best complement one could ever have!

I present :




What’s for dinner?


Steak, new potatoes and stuffed mushrooms, washed down with a bottle of a DELICIOUS Bergerac 1998 from the personal reserve. Yummy!



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Saint Valentine! Make it special at La Croix du Reh!


Romantic Indulgence

Come and spend a 1, 2 or 3 romantic nights in the comfort of La Croix Du Reh, its gardens and exquisite meals.

€159 per couple per night, includes:

*Please note, that special Romantic weekend offers are subject to availability, must be confirmed at the time of booking and do not apply during July and August


La Croix Du Reh Bed and Breakfast (B&B),

Address: 23 Av. Amedée Tarrade, 87130, Châteauneuf – la Forêt, France,

Tel: (0033) 555 69 75 37 or (0033) 661 73 42 11e-mail:

What else is for dinner?




eggless 6 layers cake, absolutely scrumptious!

Attention: lots of creme fraiche used!

Never mind creme faiche, it is d e l i c i o u s !

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What do you mean ” what’s up”? It’s C H R I S T M A S!

Merry Christmas!

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It’s been an adventurous week.

Masses and masses of yummy mushrooms just appeared in our park.



And they keep coming and poping out in different corners of our wonderful garden-park.

Hello! Armillaria mellea! Nice to meet you. This is one of the favourite mushrooms in Russia and we call them OPYATA. The common name in English is Honey fungus.


And of course I’ve been busy in my kitchen cleaning them ( each one with a little soft brush) and then cooking some and eating them straight away,


but the rest pickling.

:O  Yes , yes, pickling! In russia it’s very traditional method to preserve not just fruits and vegetables, but mushrooms as well.

There are different ways to preserve mushrooms: drying, freezing, canning in brine or oil, pickling, canning marinated mushrooms etc…

Some methods are for short time preserving, the others allow to enjoy mushrooms months later. And the different mushrooms love different methods of preserving.

My opyata are definately going to be hot pickled .


They will be ready to eat in a couple of months.






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