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  5. Perpignan (66000)

Via del Vi

After years as a diplomatic sommelier living between Washington, London and the Élysée Palace, Catalan-born Romain Margueritte is back home, where he converted a kebab shop into a Slow Food consulate. What should you expect? A stylish cave à manger (a Corten steel door, a high oenothèque, lively music), that’s carried by the instinctive cuisine of Aurélia Mari, his better half with loads of talent. Served à la carte, the night we went: a divine haddock terrine in a chilled zucchini soup with coconut milk and dill (€9); glorious Catalan herb sausages with red cabbage salad and horseradish mayo (€16); sheep’s milk tomme from the Saint Michel de Cuxa cheese shop in Taurinya (€9); before peaches in verbena syrup, with Catalan mel i mató (honey and fresh sheep’s milk caillé) and homemade granola for the delightful finale (€9). To wash it all down, there’s a high ranking natural wine collection: Terra Links, a Jura Savagnin from Céline Gormally (€6 a glass), Canta Mañana, a rosé from Alain Castex (€26 a bottle), a pure Grenache from Rié and Hirofumi Shoji (€34) and El Carner from Tom Lubbe for a diabolical Entre-Deux (€36). À la carte €31-35. // D.N. 

Getting there

Restaurant Via del Vi
43, av. du Général-Leclerc
Perpignan
(66000)
France
42.7007545
2.8895669999999427
TEL: +33 4 68 67 84 96