At this stand in Anglet’s bustling covered market, Idoïa Mondela and Mathieu Seraglini (ex-Artnoa in Biarritz) really bring it when it comes to their wine game. The spot? A kitchen counter, three high tables and 150 natural labels: Binner, Puzelat, Gramenon, Jambon… Take them to go or pop one open in house to wash down Anthony Foret’s (ex-Kaïku) flavorful cuisine. The day we went for lunch we were bowled over: a trio of giant white asparagus from the Landes department with a soft-boiled egg and glistening cecina; cod draped in a rice leaf, moistened by a springtime pot-au-feu with crisp vegetables (celery, radish, peas…); and a tasty passion fruit, kiwi and peanut panna cotta to finish. FYI: on the weekends, the blackboard menu boasts shared plates with things like homemade hummus, Ospital charcuterie, slow-cooked egg à la txistorra, cream of white beans… // D.N.
FEELING THIRSTY? A Loire Melon from Marc Pesnot (€4.50 a glass), Une Tranche Sudiste, a Rhone collaboration between Philippe Jambon and Denis Tardieu (€23 a bottle) or Touraines in red and white from the Domaine de la Garrelière (€26).
PRICE: À la carte €24-37.