Exploring the world one bite at a time

Month: August 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

Les Jardins De La Glaciere: “Beautiful location, great breakfast”

We stayed for 3 nights in Hotel Jardins de la Glacière. The hotel is situated somewhat outside the city center of Corte. You can go by food, but I would not recommend it, since it can be a somewhat dangerous walk due to the traffic situation.

Our room was nice and spacious. The bed was very big and sleep quality was excellent. The airco worked very well (always a plus). Wifi was good. The bathroom was beautiful, but it was a pity there was only a bath tub and no shower. Not ideal to freshen yourself up quickly.

Breakfast was truly excellent. Choices were plenty: scrambles eggs, pastries, different kinds of bread, charcuterie Corse, cheese, home made yoghurt, cake, fresh fruit,…. My favorite was the outstanding chocolate cake. So very good!

The swimming pool was rather small, but who needs a swimming pool when you have the beautiful Restonica river to swim in? Nothing more refreshing than cool, natural water. The fact that you have access from the garden to this beautiful place, was definitely an extra plus for me.

You can’t have dinner in this hotel, but a nearby hotel offers lunch and dinner so you can always go there if you don’t want the hassle of going into the city center.

Les Jardins De La Glaciere, route de la Restonica Vallée de la Restonica, 20250 Corte, Corsica, France

Stayed July 2016. You can find my review about Les Jardins De La Glaciere also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, location 4/5, service 3/5.

Brasserie L’Instant: “Burger place”

I guess this restaurant is great if you love burgers. If you order anything else, food is kind of mediocre. I ordered a gump salad (with shrimp and avocado salsa), which was not bad, but too bland for my taste. The burger my boyfriend ordered looked a lot more inspired than my salad. So if you want to visit this place, just order a burger.

The terrace is nice though, I always love eating outside. So it didn’t matter much that food took a little bit longer than we got accustomed to in Corsica.

Brasserie L’Instant, 1 B rue Emmanuel Arene, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d’Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 26 48 86

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about Brasserie L’Instant also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

Auberge de la Restonica, Restaurant: “Great food, but a little bit pricey”

While staying in the Hotel Jardins de la Glacière, we went for dinner at the Auberge de la Restonica. We had a table on the terrace nearby the pool, but there are also tables available near the Restonica river.

The food was very good, but more expensive than average in Corsica. I ordered the fish of the day: Langoustines Corses snackées, riz blanc, persillade, toast de tapenade à la tomate confit. Very good! I also had a taste of the filet Restonica, my boyfriend ordered. The meat was perfectly cooked en very tender. Lovely!

As a dessert I had some icecream while my boyfriend enjoyed a glass of limoncello. Both were excellent.

Only one minor issue: we had to wait very long before we could pay the bill.

Auberge de la Restonica, Restaurant, route de la Restonica, 20250 Corte, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 46 09 58

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about Auberge de la Restonica, Restaurant also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 4/5, food 5/5.

U Museu: “Great food, beautiful terrace”

U Museu is a lovely restaurant right in the city center of Corte. As the name suggests, you’ll find this restaurant close to the museum of Corsica. The beautiful terrace is fully covered, so you’ll always can eat in the shade.

Food is excellent. After a first time having lunch here (I had the risotto de quinoa aux gambas et St-Jacques and my boyfriend the Burger u Casanu), we returned for dinner on the 14th of July the national holiday in France. We made no reservations, so sadly we couldn’t sit outside on the terrace. The waiter was very friendly though and offered us a place inside nearby an open window. Again, the food was delicious. My boyfriend ordered a pizza and I went for the tuna with foie gras, an interesting and very tasty combination.

Service is friendly en professional. Even when it was very busy we didn’t have to wait long for our meal.

We had a great time at restaurant U Museu and definitely will go back when in the area.

U Museu, Rampe Ribanelle Vieille Ville, Corte, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 61 08 36

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about U Museu also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.

monte d’oro: “Good food in historic building”

We would never have found this place were it not for Tripadvisor. But what a little gem! The terrace was absolutely lovely, surrounded by beautiful big trees, the sun seeping through the leaves.

My boyfriend and I both ordered the magret de canard avec miel et épices (duck breast with honey). We didn’t have to wait long till our order arrived. The dish was beautiful presented and the portion was absolutely huge. The duck was perfectly cooked and very tender. Loved it!

It is definitely worth having a look inside also. The building does not only hold a restaurant, but is also a hotel. The place has been in the same family for generations and inside you’ll find memorabilia from its long and interesting history.

monte d’oro, Corsica VIZZAVONA – 20219 VIVARIO, 20219, Corsica, France

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about monte d’oro also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 5/5.

Le Tahiti: “Beach restaurant”

Cute bar and restaurant located on the beach of Porto. You can just come here for drinks and relax in the lounge chairs or have lunch or dinner at the tables. The location is great and the staff is very friendly.

We started our dinner with two mojito’s, which were ok, but did not contain that much alcohol. I ordered a salad with salmon, shrimp and avocado and my boyfriend went for a burger Napoleon. The salad was very basic. Good, but not very creative. My boyfriend liked his burger. We had some nice rosé, ideal for a hot summer evening.

As a dessert I had raspberry soup with vanilla ice cream. Really enjoyable.

Le Tahiti, Port de Porto Plage de Porto, 20150 Porto, Ota, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 50 59 39

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about Le Tahiti also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 5/5, food 3/5.

La Voute: “Lovely restaurant which serves honest food”

La Voûte is a charming local restaurant in the town of Piana. Piana, besides from its lovely church, is not very memorable. Restaurant La Voûte serves really honest authentic food. We had dinner on the terrace the evening the French team played a European Championship match, so naturally the restaurant had provided a big screen to watch the tournament. Luckily the sound was turned down so the match wasn’t to distracting.

We went for the menu of the day (starter, main course, cheese, and dessert), which was both excellent and cheap. Wine included we only payed 61 euros for two persons. Portions were very big, so no need to fear that you’ll get hungry any time soon after having eaten at La Voûte.

As a starter I had the traditional Corsican fish soup. The fish of the day was presented on a plate by the waiter so we could choose the fish we liked most. I went for the dorade. The fish was super fresh but it would have been nice if the fish had been served with more vegetables than only potatoes.

For me personally, the main course arrived too soon after the starter. Would have been nice to have some more time to digest the really big bowl of soup. Especially because the meal included also a cheese course between the main course and the dessert. For dessert I had crème brûlée. You can’t go wrong with that in my book. Really very enjoyable meal for a very good price!

La Voute, Centre Village, 20115 Piana, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 27 80 46

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about La Voute also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.

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