Gastronomique Canal du Midi Barge Cruise

The food on "Emma"

When you start to plan a holiday in France , food plays a big part of it. It is no wonder that France is the gastronomic centre of the world as the cuisine is so regional and so varied. The Mediterranean diet is renowned for being the healthiest, but you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health as you will find out aboard Emma. All dietary requirements can be catered for and as Liz tells her guests on the first day, “if there is something that you would really like to try, let me know and I will do my best.”

We are so lucky living in the Midi that we have easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. We have a selection of fish, meats, charcuterie second to none. During your week aboard you will be treated to the best. Just to whet your appetite!

The breafast

Breakfast is waking up to the smell of coffee, warm croissants and pastries, fresh baguette, , fresh fruit ,yoghurts, cereals, juice, homemade jam, and having the time to sit and enjoy it all and listen to the birds.

For Lunch

Lunch is a mouthwatering display of colorful salads ,pâtés, quiches, tarts, cheeses, homemade pickles and preserves and all washed down with a few bottles of nicely chilled rosé wine from the vineyard you have just cruised through.




Sample Dinner Menu

Velouté of asparagus and wild salmon with roast asparagus and lime mousseline sauce


Roast saddle of lamb stuffed with garlic and rosemary served with a chiffonade of spring cabbage and a minced herb roll.


Cheese. Roquefort served with a glass of Muscat St Jean de Minervois and Muscat grapes


Panna Cotta with a raspberry coulis and fresh fruit


Coffee and liquers