Via del Vi
Culinary fanatic Aurélia Mari and Catalan sommelier Romain Margueritte delight the city of Perpignan at this well-dressed spot (a Cortel steel door, an enoteca that reaches the ceiling, Scandinavian furniture…). What should you expect? Local products turned into excellent Slow Food, like the night we went for dinner: pork and chicken terrine with pickled black radish and beets; plancha-grilled octopus with squid ink mayonnaise and pan-fried butternut squash; magnificent cod with new potatoes, leeks in citrus and wild garlic pesto; sheep’s milk tomme cheese from the Fromagerie Saint Michel de Cuxa; before an incredible chocolate ganache caressed by a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of fleur de sel, for the gluttonous dessert. // P.L.
FEELING THIRSTY? Beautiful clean wines: Tinc Set, a Pendès white from Le Mas Candí (€5 a glass), Mura Mura, a rosé from Laurent and Mélissa Roger in Rivesaltes (€26 a bottle), or La Truffière, a Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages from the Domaine Danjou-Banessy (€40).
PRICE: À la carte €31-48.