Sunday, October 01, 2006
Gourmandises in L'Ile Rousse
I had to have a French pun explained to me on Friday.
We were lunching at Les Gourmands Disent in L’Isle Rousse with our friend Isy Paschetta and it struck me that this was rather a weird name for a café selling lots of beautiful food in reasonable rather than grotesque quantities.
Isy informs me that this is in fact a French pun. Gourmandise means “delicacy” and the café’s title is more than merited in its spoken version. You can have a selection of delicious lunch selections for around 10 euros; the wine is good; the service is quick and efficient, and the puddings…. are out of this world.
This no-nonsense café, which is just a few metres off the main square as you head towards the Port, is owned by an Anglo-Corsican family. English co-owner Susan also runs a local shop, and her
Go to Les Gourmands Disent if you’re in town around lunchtime – it’s one of the cosiest and best value eateries in the Balagne.