The other day in Bordeaux, living a Travelife, we drove to the town of Margaux to visit Edouard Miailhe, a friend from back in Asia and the owner of the Chateau Siran.
Chateau Siran is the oldest family-owned winery in Margaux.
Edouard's family bought the Chateau Siran in the mid-19th century from the grandparents of the French painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
The Toulouse-Lautrecs were an aristocratic French family.
CHANGING OF THE GUARDS
Meanwhile, Edouard took over the running of the chateau around 2008, when his father retired.
MECCA FOR WINE LOVERS
We drove over to Chateau Siran after spending the morning visiting different prestigious wineries in this region.
Some of the most famous names in the wine world call this home.
Edouard very kindly took all of us to lunch at pretty little restaurant nearby.
As we walked in, he asked me: "Do you like the building? It used to be a train station."
Edouard owned the building and he was leasing it to this restaurant.
Meanwhile, the restaurant was very simple and straightforward.
It had only one menu for three courses, and a four-course menu that gave you a starter, a main course, cheese and dessert.
For a simple little restaurant, it was exceptionally good.
Everything was beautifully done and presented without any artifice.
We all had the four-course lunch which began with a cauliflower and leek salad.
This was followed by grilled chicken, a plate of two cheeses, and then finally am equally simple dessert of stewed fig and nougat ice cream.