After an almost ten-year stint at Jean des Sables in Hossegor, the seafaring chef Patrice Lubet (Trama and Rostang make an appearance on his résumé as well) now fishes for ideas in a spot of his own, located across from the Capbreton harbor. The space? A former épicerie bucked up with a rough-hewn aesthetic, featuring artisan-made tables, charcoal gray walls, hanging light bulbs and an open-kitchen corner, where the inspired fish of the day dishes come together. For us, the day we went for lunch: smoked hake deviled eggs with grilled corn; an anchovy and wild garlic pesto tartine; beautiful braised octopus with cubes of panisse and a black olive sauce; incredible gurnard with a steamed beurre blanc sauce, served simply with grated potatoes; before his signature giant waffle with Landes pastis cake infused with rum and vanilla, topped with a spoonful of cream and a seed mix. // D.N.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Chardonnay Be Bike from Navarre (€4 a glass), an organic red Bordeaux from the Château Grand Renard (€14 a bottle) or a Languedoc red from Le Mas de la Seranne (€21).
PRICE: À la carte €41-55, tasting menu €48.