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After casting anchor with Les Passionnées along the Canal de Brienne, Florent Linard and David Torelli are now taking on the Canal du Midi! Their new hangout? An old pizzeria with original hardwood floors, dove blue walls and a visible kitchen, where the young Thomas Riquier (ex-Bistrot des Sales Gosses) unveils his cuisine with plenty of arguments in its favor. The day we went for lunch the short menu featured: a lovely organic trout gravlax from the Pyrenees, with a fresh herbed goat cheese cream and a few beetroot preparations (strips, pickles and purée); pollack dressed in a nori leaf and tucked into a fregola sarda risotto with preserved lemon, nasturtium shoots and arugula; before a exo-chic finish via a kalamansi (a small citrus fruit) cream, cilantro shortbread and crispy meringue combo. // P.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Living wines, of course! A striking Bouzeron Massale from Julien Cruchandeau (€5 a glass); Les Sens de la Vie, a fruity Madiran from Le Clos Les Mets d’Ames (€32 a bottle); Prunelart, a round Côtes-du-Tarn from Plageoles (€30)…

PRICE: Menus €19-30 (lunch), €29-49 (dinner), food and wine pairings +€11-22.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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