Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Auberge du Sanglier, Zonza

For us, Zonza is a handy place to stop for a coffee or a spot of lunch on the way to or from the mountains, and that’s exactly what we did today. We were torn between two restaurants; l’Aiglon and the Auberge du Sanglier, but in the end it was an easy choice as the terrace of the Auberge has such fantastic view over the mountains, and was bathed in sun.

We chose a civet de sanglier (wild boar in a tomato and red wine sauce served with baked potatos) which is one of my favourite dishes, and a sanglier lasagne – can you see a theme going here? Sadly the lasagne is incredibly popular and already sold out despite it being only just past midday, so we had to make do with a steak with a scrummy mushroom sauce. The meals were absolutely delicious and even the children’s menu of Corsican ham and pasta was really tasty. Clean plates all round!

On the way back, we stopped at ‘la source’. You will see these water fountains all over Corsica – some with drinking water and some not, but the one just outside of Zonza is one of the best in my opinion so I was pleased that we were prepared with lots of bottles to fill.

A little known fact is that the water in Corsica is too pure to be classified as mineral water and is instead labeled as ‘mountain source’ so it is particularly good for any one who has suffered with gallstones or kidney stones.

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