Sunday, 13 September 2009

Restaurant Chez Charlot, Viggianello

Viggianello is a little village of the blue shirt and beret variety, not far from Propriano – think the set for ‘Allo, ‘Allo and you’re not far off! As you often find in these little out of the way spots, the church is enormous for the size of the village, but the most amazing thing about Viggianello is the setting.

We decided to have lunch at Chez Charlot which has staked its claim on the best spot from which to admire the view. From here, you can see the whole of the Valinco bay, and it’s difficult to know whether the view is better during the day when you can see Propriano and the sailing boats weaving too and fro, or at night with the harbour lights twinkling in the distance.

We went for the set menu at 19€ including a pichet of wine, but even then I found it tricky to choose! There was a choice of 8 starters which all sounded mouthwatering, and about the same number of main courses. In the end I plumped for the Melon au Cap Corse (melon which has been hollowed out and filled with Cap Corse, a local liqueur), followed by the Brochettes de Veau avec beignets de Courgettes (skewers of free range veal with tomatos served with Courgette fritters).

The set menu offers cheese and fruit as opposed to a dessert, but of course you can always add that on. We decided to be good as it was lunchtime, and I was amazed when we were given a good hunk of 3 or 4 local cheeses, what tasted like home-made fig jam and a whole basket of fruits which included orange, apples, kiwi, plums and black Muscat grapes which are my favourite! Great value and really tasty.

1 comment:

  1. One of the best restaurant I found in Corsica ... quality/price = excellent