I’ve been spending a little time in the south of France, and had a really interesting meal yesterday, so I thought I would write a little post about it- my first foodie post. You’ll be relieved to know that there was beer involved too!
I think it was called Arts Thés Miss, and it was in Antibes, a town close to Nice in the south of France. It was an interesting little place, and the lunchtime menu seemed to boil down to 2 choices- either a vegetarian platter of little dishes, or La Complête, the same thing with either meat or fish (again, you don’t get to choose, it was fish on the day we went). They only serve organic foods.
I ordered the version with fish (a fish called Lotte in French, which I later found out is Monkfish), and while we waited we were treated to a little Amuse Bouche of veggie juice.
An interesting selection of dishes- all vegetarian with the exception of the fish, of course. Clockwise from top left (served in a glass) some soup (potato and leek), gratin of broccolini, Moroccan vegetable tagine, black wild rice with monkfish in a creamy sauce, couscous with leeks, grated carrot and orange salad, cucumber salad, rocket salad with seeds. All in all it was pretty darned tasty! I’m not a huge fan of cucumber or fruit in my carrots, but apart from that I was very satisfied.
Not to leave out the most important part of the meal- the beer. This was an organic beer, claiming to be the first organic beer in France, and it was a Blonde. There isn’t really much to say about it, unfortunately. It didn’t strike me as being a particularly interesting version of a Blonde, but it was refreshing and wasn’t offensive in any way. It went well with the variety of flavours on my plate, so I would say that being a fairly simple beer, not to sweet and not really spicy at all was probably a good thing.
You have the option of choosing 2 desserts, or a coffee and a dessert included in the price of the meal. I went for an organic coffee and Panna Cotta with red berries. Very nice indeed. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo!
If you are ever in Antibes, near to Nice in the south of France, I recommend a visit to Arts Thés Miss.