Though a frequent visitor to France, it's not until John Gardner's eleventh 007 novel, Death is Forever that James Bond is given that most archetypal of French dishes: snails in garlic butter.
In John Gardner’s Role of Honour, James Bond enjoys what is described as almost a banquet: a Lombardy soup, salmon mousse, venison cooked with berries, wine, ham and lemon, and, to finish, a soufflé.
The classic Viennese dish of Tafelspitz is, James Bond considers, 'like no other boiled beef on earth'. As described in John Gardner's Nobody Lives For Ever, Bond is in a restaurant in Salzburg and his meal, boiled beef served with a piquant vegetable sauce and accompanied by sautéed potatoes, is a 'gastronomic delight'.
Disneyland Paris is perhaps the most improbable location that the literary James Bond has ever visited. But in 1993, just a year after the park was opened, John Gardner sent Bond there in his novel Never Send Flowers.
At breakfast with Brokenclaw in the eponymous 1990 novel by John Gardner, James Bond has a choice of bacon, sausage, eggs and kedgeree - everything, Brokenclaw reminds Bond, that you'd expect in an old English country house.
In John Gardner's For Special Services (1982), James Bond enjoys a meal of sole au Champagne at Le Perigord, an elegant French restaurant on East 52nd Street in New York.