During my recent blogging holiday, I had many delicious meals: at home, with friends, in restaurants, and at festivals …
On a day out with friends in Perpignan, I went to Restaurant La Galinette, following the recommendation of one of my guests (thank you, Tove!!). Christophe Comes, the chef proprietor of the restaurant, has a potager of 3 hectares which he cultivates with the help of his father. The produce from this vegetable garden plays a starring role on the menu!
La Galinette has a star in the Guide Michelin – my friends and I decided to order the tasting menu! Without further ado, here are the food pictures – :
For the Salmonejo, a cold tomato soup was poured into the plate – it was so tempting to eat that I totally forgot to take another picture!! 🙂
The collection of heritage tomatoes included Black Krim and Ananas, and the plate was as pretty as a picture! It also tasted divine.
Wild salmon served on a sorrel puree, spiny cucumber and black bread.
Wild sting fish (greater weever), served with salt cod puree and piperade sauce (made with sweet bell peppers and chorizo).
Slow-cooked shoulder of Catalan lamb, surrounded by various preparations made with aubergines: roasted, deep-fried in panko crust, braised, and puréed.
A generous slice of watermelon topped with candied melon and melon sorbet – very refreshing!
A take on peach melba, made with “duras” peaches from Ile sur Tet, with raspberry sauce and peach and vanilla sorbets. The berries at the front of the picture are sugar frosted redcurrants.
This was a very memorable meal, every course as delicious as the previous/next! If you are in Perpignan you should definitely try this restaurant! If you are not already there, perhaps you want to plan a visit – it’s a wonderful town to explore! The lunch menu is priced at €25 for three courses, the tasting menus are €48 for six courses and €54 for eight courses, served for lunch or dinner. La Galinette is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are recommended!
I leave you with a few random pictures taken in Perpignan: