South of France Food- The Pourcel Brothers and more.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
If you are visiting the Languedoc Roussillon area from Spring 2016, then you will have the opportunity to dine at their pop up restaurant, set to open in May. Situated in Montpellier on Avenue de la Mer, catering for up to 250 people, it will be less formal, offering tapas, a wide choice of charcuterie, a cheese counter, along with a wine bar. We are sure this will be another success for the Pourcel brothers.
Eating and Drinking is a very serious pastime in the South of France. Lunch is served from Midday until around 2pm and Dinner from 7.30pm. (Outside of these hours then it is a sandwich or McDonalds! Although in the summer months some restaurants are open all day or non-stop as they say in French).
The Languedoc Roussillon has a wide choice of restaurants from the cheap and cheerful local PMU bars, where you will find laminated tables and non of the French je ne sais quoi!, but you will get a good Plat du Jour, maybe Steak Frites, Beouf Bourignon or Cassolet in the winter months, to the Michelin Stared Restaurants like Jardin des Sens (before it decided to close), L’Octopus in Beziers and Le Piece de resistance in the Languedoc is the 3 starred Auberge du vieux Puits situated in a tiny village called Fontjoncouse.
As you would expect on the coast freshly caught Fish is the highlight of the menu, Oysters, Prawns and other shellfish taste so much nicer by the sea in the South of France sunshine! The Port of Marseillan has some amazing restaurants, and the oysters don’t have far to travel, you can see their beds in the Etang.
June is a great time to visit the area, there is much more availability for our Luxury Villas, the private beaches are less crowded, easier to get in the top restaurants, the weather is just perfect and flights are cheaper, so what are you waiting for?
Our Villas offer a relaxing welcome haven after returning from a day sightseeing, lazing on the beach or dining at one of the wonderful Languedoc restaurants.