Do you believe in live to eat or eat to live? Corsica being a Mediterranean island governed by France is rich in Corsican-French cuisine along with fresh seafood.
Searching for the affordable and standard eatery while you are in Corsica can be quite daunting as there are countless from the beachside shacks to upscale restaurants and more.
Learn about planning a budget trip for Corsica. So, here are the 5 popular exotic restaurants to treat you with ultimate gastronomic retreat –
Located on the Rue de la Marine in Vieux Port of Bastia, Le Karma restaurant specializes in Sushi, Japanese and vegetarian dishes. Overlooking the boats on the marina, you can enjoy sitting on the outdoor patio or to the Japanese themed interior.
The fresh Scottish Label Rouge Salmon and Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna are the popular fishes along with shrimps and crabs which make Nigiri, Maki, California Rolls, Spring rolls, Chirashi Bowls, Sashimi and Temaki special. Baguetine Chicken Sandwiches, Beef and Pork Thai Sauce are also the specialties.
Cheese Cake and Apple Pie will be great after the meal. Go for the fruit smoothies or Japanese Beers.
Tucked in the Zevaco village, Auberge U Taravu is a quaint homely restaurant surrounded by verdant plantation.
The restaurant owners breed pigs at the same location in the mountain farm and the pigs are well fed till 18 months to prepare the top quality charcuterie on site. From Figatelli to Panzetta, Pork Tenderloin to Corsican Sausage, Ham Prisuttu to Vulvetta –the choices are many.
You should definitely try the Beans and Corsican Sausages, Sauteed Veal and Potted Olives and Corsican Soup.
Aux Coquillages De Diana
Flanked by Mediterranean Maquis, the Aux Coquillages de Diana on the Corsica Lagoon in Aleria enjoys the fresh marine produce namely 34 fish varieties, octopus, prawns, clams, oysters, mussels and shellfish
Sit inside the wooden houseboat styled restaurant on the lagoon while enjoying the vibrant sunset over the horizon. The specialties are Plateau d’ huitres, Salade de Poulpe, Soupe de poisson, Moules Farcies, Loup Grille, Plateau de Fruits de Mer and Brochettes de Gambas as well as Pasta with Prawns.
Café De La Plage
Enjoying the panorama of craggy mountains by the blue Mediterranean Sea, Café de la Plage on Arone Beach is special for the romantic open-air couch seating amid plantation. The Lounge area also has small beds for more relaxation.
Amuse bouche and Granité à la myrte for starters, Tartare de thon and Saumon Gravelax for entrees will really impress you, so will the Cabri rôti de Piana and seafood varieties like La marée du jour and Dos de cabillaud.
Check out Mixed Grille before gorging on desserts like Tarte Tain and Tiramisu.
Restaurant Le Santana
Dreamily lit classy interior and shaded kiosk literally on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Sagone, both have perfect seating arrangements at Restaurant Le Santana.
Enjoy entrees like Finger foie gras with Muscat Corse and rhubarb, Blanquette of cuttlefish and Raviole of crisp Corsican veal along with Suites like Scallop risotto, – Tagliatelle with lobsters and Seared duck breast Rossini’s fake.
Homemade desserts like Meringue, Corsican cheese plate and fig jam will be great after meal.