An expert in the cuisine of southwest France, Vétou was featured in Episode 3 of Rick Stein's television series 'A French Odyssey' which was broadcast by the BBC in the UK. In his Times newspaper feature on the subject of his series, Stein said
"There are restaurants beside the canal, too - not as many as you’d think, but one in particular stands out, in Lagruere, with a lively cook called Vétou. She cooked a beautiful magret de canard for us, with a really good red-wine sauce made from a Côtes du Marmandais, from the Cave Co-opérative de Cocument"
Vétou has since retired from La Halte Nautique but we are delighted that she has agreed to act as your chef for one of the nights you're with us - and in her own home too. Indeed it will be the very meal that Vétou cooked for Rick Stein that she will be cooking for you!
Vétou also features in Kate Hill's book "A Culinary Journey in Gascony"