What is the common denominator between Pascal Obispo, the bourgeois crowd from Bordeaux, Pyla twigs, Marc Lavoine, PPDA, Beigbeder and other VIP? They are all wild about the mussels-fries served at Hortense, the legendary dish and its secret sauce all the beautiful people genuinely enjoy.
But who is Hortense ?
An inimitable beach guinguette with a white and green awning, erected like a historical monument, since the opening of the restaurant in 1938, from mother to son…
Don’t be fooled by appearances, because even if you get a big hug from Bernadette, the owner, show up barefoot or in espadrilles, on a bike, by boat or and old Méhari, here is the most mundane rendez-of the Bassin.
We adore… the local VIP square, that means a prime table, feet in the water and view on the dunes.
And what’s there to eat other than mussels? A die and go to heaven sole, a grilled bass to share prepared right in front of you and served at the table ! But what else? Oysters, melon-ham, café liégeois, a pistachio ice cream, cream of chestnut and whipped Chantilly…
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