Midi-Pyrénées' gastronomic tradition is firmly rooted in its superior produce
that has a reputation throughout France such as foie gras, Quercy black truffles, Roquefort, saffron, Gascon Noir pork
The region, where organic farming is fast gaining ground, is at the forefront of the battle for high-quality food, with around a hundred products having been awarded official quality marks such as Chasselas AOC grapes, Lautrec pink garlic and Quercy farm lamb. This produce can be found at most of the thriving markets in towns and villages around the region.
The region's gastronomy, proudly showcased in a host of top restaurants, reaches its peak with the Michelin-starred chefs
. Midi-Pyrénées is home to no fewer than 24 of them, both exciting young talents and established celebrity chefs rewarded with 3 Michelin stars, such as Michel Bras in Laguiole (Aveyron), or with 2 stars, such as Michel Sarran and Yannick Delpech in Toulouse and Bernard Bach in Pujaudran (Gers).
A land of vineyards
, Midi-Pyrénées produces top-quality wines
from AOC areas such as Cahors, Gaillac, Madiran, Marcillac and Fronton, and not forgetting the prestigious armagnacs
produced in Gascony, the homeland of the musketeer D'Artagnan.