Come to think of it, I'm looking for someplace in the Aquitaine, too. We're going for Christmas, and would like to find a casual place with great food to take my in-laws, who live in the region, either a few nights before Christmas or during the week after. They don't get out much, so anyplace we go will probably be new to them. They like really traditional stuff. We'll be leaving from Lacanau Océan, on the coast directly west of Bordeaux, but anything in the region--or even in Les Landes--is fine.
Irene Sax posted a recommendation of La Tupina in Bordeaux back in 1997, and that sounded great. Anyone else been there?
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!