We can no longer, temporarily, sit down at the restaurant… But that does not prevent chefs from continuing to be active behind their stoves and simmer, to order, small dishes and menus to take away and / or to deliver. From Marseille to Bordeaux, from Nice to Lyon, from Nantes to Toulouse, we whet your appetite with a Tour de France of good restaurants offering “click and collect”. To be enjoyed without moderation.
Enjoy a Table in the South, in Marseille
To warm up a somewhat gloomy autumn, nothing like a touch of Marseille aioli, a very hot “bouille- abaisse “ , a foccacia flavored with Provence savory.or a lobster cooked with pesto. It looks like the south and we are there, at home almost as in a restaurant, with gourmet proposals from starred chef Ludovic Turac. The view of the Old Port of Marseille and the Bonne Mère from its restaurant Une Table au Sud is lacking in the decor. But the kitcheninventive is at the rendezvous in the Aïoli and Star of the sea baskets or in the Classik Menu, renewed every weekend, and which revisits a classic of French gastronomy… with an emphasis of course.
Comfort yourself with Le Bibent, in Toulouse
© Youneat – Vacherin mango passion and Espelette pepper from the restaurant Le Bibent, in Toulouse
He is the host that we would like to welcome home to see life in pink. With his singing southwest accent and his love of Occitania, Chef Christian Constant puts the sun wherever he goes. The good news ? We can now take or have it delivered directly from the kitchens of Bibent, its restaurant on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, some of the great classics on the menu. It features the invigorating cassoulet de Montauban signed Constant. Notice to amateurs, the filmed recipe is, as a bonus, online on the Maison Constant website. (External link)
Take Le Paris-Brest by Christian Le Squer, in Rennes
© Restaurant le Paris-Brest – Lobster dish from the restaurant Paris-Brest by Christian Le Squer, in Rennes. Available for the holidays
We take the train less these days, but a taste for good things helps keep us on track. Christian Le Squer, 3-star chef at the George V in Paris, knows this well and continues to provide gastronomic service at Paris-Brest, the very trendy “buffet” at Rennes station. Even to take away, the specialties revisited by the Breton cook keep the flavors of the land intact. Kouign amann salted in ribot milk soup, roasted monkfish with coconuts from Paimpol or candied and caramelized pork breast, everything is beautiful and good. So, for dessert, would you like a Paris-Brest?
Attend the Banquet des Sophistes, in Strasbourg
Normally, it’s hard to get a table in this restaurant in the Krutenau district of Strasbourg, near the banks of the Ill river. So we are almost delighted to be able to benefit from the new take-out service to savor, as an epicurean, the culinary creations of the Banquet des Sophistes. On the plate, the doe nem dares to rub shoulders with beet ketchup and market fish paired with kale and green curry juice. Something to ponder on the comforting virtues of daring in the kitchen
Call Le Cent 33, in Bordeaux
© Cent 33 – A takeaway menu at Cent 33 in Bordeaux
In the Chartrons district of Bordeaux, it’s a good address that is always full. All the more reason to test it in a take-away version, especially since the “Cent 33 to go” ordering site is extremely simple and the presentation of the dishes as neat as they are tempting. The menu changes every week but the plates are always generous, for the pleasure of sharing. We fell in love with the particularly inventive desserts such as this lemon meringue, yuzu and avocado tart.
Benefit from the favors of Flaveur, in Nice
© Anthony Lanneretonne – A sweet touch of Flaveur, in Nice
What would you say if the Tourteaux brothers, Gaël and Mickaël, made a raid in your kitchen? All the dishes concocted at Flaveur, their two-starred restaurant in Nice, embroider with talent around a southern partition exalting good local products. In their biodegradable or recyclable containers, they arrive at your home, just to heat up, accompanied by an advice sheet from the two chefs. And it’s a bit as if they were there, at your place, and the whole French Riviera with them. Because when a scorpion fish from Nice peach meets fish broth enhanced with Indian spices and menton citrus rubs with chilli pepper and a small pickle cucumber, we travel… even at home.
Invite La Cigale home, in Nantes
All in mirrors, gold and Art Nouveau ceramics, it is said to be one of the most beautiful brasseries in France, indeed in the world. A venerable Nantes institution, La Cigale will not therefore wait all winter to find its customers at Place Graslin, opposite the Opera. She invites herself into their home with a take-out menu, including her famous seafood platters as well as her gourmet pastries so comforting at afternoon tea. On the online store, you can complete the decor with good bottles but also tableware and cult objects of the place.
Welcoming the Toquées, in Lille
All those who have a crush on Les Toquées and its chef bourlingueur will be delighted to learn that, knock knock, knock, the gourmet restaurant in Lille is coming home. Each week, Benoit Bernard and his team create a new take-out menu that emphasizes local and seasonal cuisine. Velouté of porcini mushrooms with large bacon or Saint-Jacques with pink and smoked garlic soup from Arleux, a specialty of Nord-Pas-de-Calais… This is enough to titillate the taste buds and make you want to visit the grocery store, which remains open .
Visiting Le Canut and Les Gones, in Lyon
© Aline Périer – Roasted heart of almost French veal from the restaurant Le Canut and Les Gones de Lyon
In the heart of the Croix-Rousse district in Lyon, it is a landmark that is so lacking in the decor and bistro-flea market atmosphere of this restaurant, with its incredible collection of clocks, warm to the heart. To continue to frequent, from a distance, Le Canut and Les Gones, you can order and cheer up with the menus specially developed for the occasion or draw from the menu without risk of making a mistake. From canut brains to juicy farmhouse guinea fowl, foie gras tiramisu with snail quenelle… this typical Lyon “cork” ensures, in all circumstances.
L’Impé at home in Nimes
© Marcela Grassi – Entrance to the Impé brewery, in Nice.
At the Imperator-Maison Albar Hotels , an iconic 5 * hotel in Nîmes, the Impé brasserie offers to continue living the gastronomic experience as if nothing had happened, or almost. With the dedicated “L’Impé chez vous” formula, the menus specially designed by Pierre Gagnaire and Nicolas Fontaine to be delivered or taken away do not lose any of their warm sophistication. From spelled gnocchi to rosemary panna cotta, every Friday and Saturday evening, it’s a party on the plates, between Provence and Camargue.