Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dining in Bonifacio, Corsica

Dining in Bonifacio focuses on the local seafood and we enjoy every bit of it.  For lunch, we seem to be drawn to moule frite (mussels & fries), first in the marina, then up in the old town at a restaurant that only serves mussels.  In the old town, we choose moules mariniere and moules Bonifacio.

 Moules frites in the marina

The Minute Moule restaurant in the old town serves only moules frites and has only one way to order, a four step process:  pick a size (S, M, L), pick a sauce (basic or special), pick a drink (soda, beer, or wine), and house frites are included.

Formula moules

Minute Moule restaurant in the old town

For our dinners, we find places in the marina that we really enjoy and return to (especially after I discover fish soup!).  Our first dinner includes moules frites also (can't have too much of this), followed by two pizzas:  four seasons and fruitti di mare (of the sea).

 Moules frite (again)

 Pizza 4 seasons, fruitti di mare

The next night, we start with an antipasti platter of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and gorgonzola, then pizza Bonifacio (mozorella, goat cheese, coppa ham) and fish soup.  Wow, I could rave on for days about the fish soup.  We watch another table to learn the proper assembly technique:  place toasted bread slices in the bowl,  top with mustard, then cheese, add the broth.  Wow, again!

 Antipasti platter

 Pizza Bonifacio

 Fish soup assembly instructions

The next night, we return for another fish soup, this time accompanied by a stuffed eggplant starter and pizza 4 seasons.

 Enjoying it all

And, as a special treat, the sunset is beautiful in the marina and, after the sun is down, the castle walls light up to give us a delightful post-dinner show.

 Sunset in the marina

 Castle lighting

We've had another great experience in yet another location.  We need to return here sometime also (so many places, so little time).

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