To follow up last week’s post about customs in French restaurants, I thought it would be appropriate to whet your appetite with some food pictures!! WARNING – if you are feeling hungry, do not read any further – have something to eat first!! 🙂
The first meal in this post was at Auberge de l’Ecole in Saint-Jean-de-Minervois. The kitchen at Auberge de l’Ecole is run by Brigitte – her style of food is down-to-earth regional cooking, and her cassoulet is very good and highly recommended! Here are three starters:
L’Ecailler Gourmet in Narbonne is a restaurant which serves fish – and only fish – there’s no meat on the menu! What they serve depends on the catch, and so the fish is always very fresh, and always expertly cooked! A nice touch in this restaurant is the fact that they bring the fish to the table before it is cooked, so you can drool over what you’ll get while you wait 🙂
The main courses were beautifully presented and the fish oh-so-good!!
Desserts are always important to me – I adore them! The desserts in the pictures below tasted every bit as good as they looked!!
The Guinguette du Chichoulet restaurant is right by the water, on the marina at Port Chichoulet, near Vendres Plage.
The food was simple, and service was very friendly!
The mussels were plump and juicy, and the prawns cooked just so.
The bar/restaurant Le Vernazobre in Saint-Chinian was taken over by Murielle and Jeremy in autumn last year. For the moment, food is served only at lunchtime, but during the summer months they will be serving food in the evenings too. I’ve been a number of times recently, and have enjoyed my meal each time. The choice of dishes on the menu is small, and the food is simple and well prepared.
I was assured that the steak was tender – and it was very good indeed!
Have you tried any of these restaurants yourself or any others in this area that you especially liked?? Do you have any tips to share??