La Cabane d'Hortense

La Cabane d'Hortense (Lège-Cap-Ferret)

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Looking for a hidden shack? Then set your sights on La Cabane d’Hortense, with its lush green terrace that harbors stunning views of the Conche du Mimbeau! Despite having cultivated oysters for four generations, the Lescarret family only decided to open up this shack in 2015 to celebrate their historic restaurant Chez Hortense’s 77th anniversary. It’s the perfect spot for a bite to eat, with either your feet planted firmly in the sand or huddled around the fireplace in the winter. Dig into the oysters from the family’s farm: triploid oysters from June to September, and natural oysters the rest of the year. Pair them (or not) with some noir de Bigorre pork pâté, whelks and mayo, or plump pink shrimp. // Y.N.

FEELING THIRSTY? Two options: a Graves white from the Château Graville-Lacoste (€4.50 a glass and €23 a bottle) or a Bordeaux rosé from the Château Lauduc (€20).

PRICE: Oysters €18-21 for a dozen, shrimp and whelks €8, pâtés €6-8.

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