Now this is really a secret address… I’m not even sure I should be letting this one out (my local friends are going to hate me for this)!
I ADORE this place! It’s a farm that produces shellfish (oysters and mussels in particular), fish and wine at Vic la Gardiole (near the coast between Montpellier and Sète). You can go there to buy the products directly from the producer. But it doesn’t stop there….
During the summer season (starting end of May) you can eat at their little outdoor “guinguette” looking out onto a laguna. You will be served their fresh self-produced delicious food in a very simple way.But it doesn’t stop there…
The best of all are the “Brasucade” and Concert evenings that usually take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening during the summer months. A “Brasucade” is a way of cooking mussels in an enormous pan on a bonfire. It’s a local festive tradition. You start your evening with live music, a glass of cool white wine in one hand and a few oysters or shrimps to keep you waiting while the sun slowly sets. Then when it gets dark the bonfire is lit and the brasucade starts.
To be able to participate in one of these special evenings, at least one person needs to be member of the association “cultivés à la ferme” (membership 2€ that you can just take at your arrival at the Ferme Marine on the day).
Be aware that as this is quite a secret place you must always make a reservation if you want to eat there. It is also quite difficult to find. So check all the necessary info and opening days and times on their website in advance to make sure your evening is a success: http://www.lafermemarinedesaresquiers.fr
This place is not convenient for people that don’t eat fish or seafood, or that are looking for a traditional type restaurant that serves coca-cola, ice-cream and a menu with a lot of choice. But if you’re looking for a more “bohemian style” of place where you can eat simple delicious food, dance in the sand and enjoy the atmosphere of a Mediterranean summer evening, then this is the place to go!!!
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