April 23 rd saw our first ever celebration of England’s patron saint – St George. Here in the Catalan region of southern France there is also a long tradition of celebrating April 23rd. The Catalan festival of Sant Jordi also celebrates St George, they believe he was Catalan. It is traditional for the Catalans to give a book or a red rose to a loved one.
Our St George celebration was based around a very English menu, some English ale and lots of flags! A good time was had by all including some of our French neighbours.
Booking is strongly recommended for our Easter Sunday lunch menu
Easter Sunday Lunch
27 April 2016
Mise en Bouche
Ragoût de fruits de mer, moules, St Jacques et gambas
Seafood ragout with mussels. scallops and prawns
Champignons au Roquefort
Mushrooms stuffed with Roquefort cheese
Asperges, jambon Serrano et hollandaise
Asparagus, Serrano ham and hollandaise sauce
Souris d’agneau cuit lent sur un lit de purée de pommes de terre a l’ail et mascarpone
Slow cooked lamb shank with garlic and mascarpone mashed potatoes
Magret de canard, sauce aux baies roses et Calvados, gratin dauphinois
Duck breast with pink peppercorn sauce and dauphinoise potatoes
Filet de saumon et mousse de saumon à l’estragon en croûte de pâte feuilletée, sauce safranée
Salmon fillet and salmon mousse in puff pastry with saffron sauce
Fondant de chocolat avec œuf surprise (15 mins)
Melting middle chocolate pudding
Tarte aux pommes
Tarte au pecan et caramel
Pecan and caramel tart
The Christmas and New Year festivities have now passed, everyone has indulged and, in the most part, now returned to work. That all means that the restaurant has been busy and now it is time for us to take a short break!
La Meridienne will be closed from Friday 8th January 2016 and re-open for lunch on Friday 29th January.
Whilst we are on holiday we will be writing some new exciting menus and preparing for the Valentine’s weekend in February. Oh, and we might find time for some skiing now that the snow has arrived here in the Pyrenees Orientales!
Nouvel An 2015/16
Noix d’entrecôte (Rib Eye Steak) purée de radis noir, échalotes caramélisés, girolles et flambée au Jim Beam Bourbon
Cote de porc, samosa de boudin et pomme, sauce au Calvados
Râble de lapin enveloppé en pancetta, farci avec son foie, fini avec un sauce de pistache
Queue de lotte, gambas et moules, sauce au vermouth
Dessert ou fromage
Uniquement sur réservation. Réservations entre 1900h et 2100h. Dépôt de 10€ par personne pour garantir la réservation.
After trading now for nearly 4 months we are at the end of the summer and about to enter a new phase; autumn and winter approach!
Launched this week for the autumn we have some exciting events taking place on the weekends at La Meridienne. Friday evenings become Fresh Fish Friday with a different fish dish each Friday depending on what is available at the market. Saturday evening is Steak Night and Sunday evening is a relaxed affair with our full menu and an extensive selection of Tapas.
We are also the only restaurant in Prades to offer a fixed price menu du jour on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes