In what wine region are lamprey (large, fatty, eel-like fish) a specialty often served with red wine?

A. The Ningxia region of China

B. The Patagonia region of Chile

C. The Bordeaux region of France

D. The Ligurian region of Italy


In Bordeaux, France, lamprey are an unassuming local specialty. These scaleless fish are caught from nearby rivers; they mostly live in coastal or fresh bodies of water. Lamprey can be 5 inches to as much as 3 feet in length and are often deglazed in red wine and baked into casseroles. Lamprey à la Bordelaise—consists of cured ham, red Bordeaux wine, various fresh herbs, garlic, leeks, and other vegetables blended into a thick stew. Just the ticket for a First Growth.

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