Greetings dear readers and friends. We had a special occasion to celebrate (wedding anniversary) so we headed to our new favorite restaurant in Sanary-sur-Mer: La P’tite Cour. And, as it turns out, this restaurant isn’t just for special occasions as the two “set menu” options are both very affordable at €30 and €45 respectively.
This was our second visit to La P’tite Cour, as we had previously visited for my husband’s birthday back in November. We were so impressed by the service, which we both agreed was the best we’ve ever had in the south of France, and La P’tite Cour’s excellent food. And our experience was just as good the second time around.
Part of the charm of La P’tite Cour is indeed its “cour”, or courtyard dining area in the back of the restaurant. In November, the courtyard was enclosed due to the cool weather, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that the courtyard becomes “open air” during the spring and summer months.
Besides the fabulous service and menu options (you can call ahead if you have food allergies and the chef will change the menu to fit your needs), the food is the real show-stopper at this restaurant. We decided on the €30 menu where we were treated to the following:
Aubergine à la brousse et jambon cru, miel et balsamique
Pressé de bœuf confit et riz crémeux, légumes
(or) Poisson du jour, pomme de terre, chorizo, et piquillos
Assortiment chocolaté et sa glace du moment
(or) Crème brûlée à la lavande, poêlée d’abricots et sa glace
It goes without saying that everything was delicious. The eggplant, creamy cheese (similar to ricotta), and honey combination was perfect, the slow-cooked beef literally melted in my mouth, and the crème brûlée with a touch of lavender and homemade apricot ice cream was heavenly!
This place is really for the gourmet at heart. We had both remembered the restaurant being more expensive (of course a bottle or 2 of rosé will help run-up the bill!) and were delighted to find that we could experience this level of “fine-dining” at such an affordable price.
Besides having an excuse to visit an absolutely beautiful town, Sanary-sur-Mer, La P’tite Cour is one south-of-France restaurant that’s not-to-be-missed.
Wishing you a very bon appétit and trés bon week-end!
La P’tite Cour
Ph: 04 94 88 08 05
(reservations by phone only)
6 rue Barthélemy De Don