#ELLEfoodspot: La Petite Plage à Biarritz and a signature cuisine

Coincidentally, the restaurant is located just above the Old Port, more commonly called “The Little Beach”. Halfway between the Basque Coast and the Rock of the Virgin, with the ocean as far as the eye can see, it’s hard to find a better location for a post-bathing lunch or a romantic dinner. Inside, in the large rattan chairs or on the waterfront terrace, La Petite Plage is one of the best spots in town to enjoy the “sunset” as they say there.

To create the menu, the house called on star chef Éric Frechon (already supervisor of the first two establishments La Petite Plage in Saint-Tropez and Saint-Barth) and entrusted the reins of the kitchen to Etienne Barrier, a former Raphael ( Paris). 16e).

The result is well-thought-out plates, prepared and made from local products. Start with a gargantuan artichoke-shaped entree, dug inside and garnished with a demented bean salad, anchovies and grilled hazelnuts. Next, a royal sea bream ceviche energized by hints of garlic and jalapeños pepper and a beef tataki as tender as it is firm.

Then come the signature dish of the house, a huge slice of octopus snacked on the grill, topped with a Basque chorizo ​​sauce, spicy as it should be, and then a supreme poultry farmer from the Landes, placed on lemon gnocchi, tomatoes candied and fresh basil. Special mention for ultra-regressive meat juice.

A short break after the dishes, time to sip a homemade cocktail, feet in the sand and then land on the table a baba with XXL rum cu just what you need rum. What to finish the meal in great pomp. We are well received in the Basque Country, especially at Mr. Frechon’s!

La Petite plage
Port Vieux beach
64200 Biarritz

05 59 24 88 98
Open 7 days a week from 12 noon to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and from 12 noon to 2 am on Friday and Saturday


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