Diane, A Broad
May 13, 2013

La Petite Marie [Bastia]

There are some restaurants that do just one thing, and do it so well that every person who visits the town it graces is compelled to visit.

La Petite Marie [Bastia] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

You see that plate of langoustines? €22. For serious. And they were head-sucking, finger-licking good. Simply grilled with some mystery herbs and seasonings, served with a big pile of hot fries.

La Petite Marie [Bastia] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

I mean, there are other things on the menu. These mussels were good, too. But every single person in that fully-booked restaurant was there for one thing.

La Petite Marie [Bastia] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

La Petite Marie [Bastia] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

On va prendre cinq assiettes de langoustines, s’il vous plaît.

La Petite Marie
2 Rue des Zephirs
20600 Bastia, Corsica, France
04 95 32 47 83

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  • RBJello

    What a beautiful plate of food! Reminds me a little bit of the Boiling Crab back in California.

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      That’s what I thought of too!

  • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

    Ahhh! How did your photos turn out so gorgeous in that dark room?! Still reminiscing about those langoustines… Yum!

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      Very high ISO and a steady hand. :) Missing you already!

  • http://www.ambitieuse.net/ Ylenia

    You guys passed these days like queens!! I’m drooling… I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!! :D

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      I mean, if you only have six days in Corsica, might as well spend them well, right? ;)

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

    These look simply no die for, I got very excited when I first saw them on Paris In Four Months’ Instagram. I’m pretty sure I could have polished off a massive plate of those and some moules (my all time favourite). I ADORE seafood!

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      Oh trust me, some of us definitely had the moules and the langoustines. I miss the seafood in LA though!

      • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

        Where would you recommend I have not really had much here. I have a home by the coast in Brittany, and that is where I usually go for my epic seafood fix!

        • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

          Oooh – I’m about to head to Bretagne soon for a weekend. Please let me know if you have any particular tips! I’ll be near Fouesnant.

          • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

            I’m on the other side of Bretagne around Renne, St Malo, Cancal etc. so no idea what to recommend; sorry!

        • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

          A home by the coast in Brittany! That sounds like such a dream.

          There’s a crab place on the end of the Redondo Pier that I’ve been going to since I was a little girl. White paper on the tables, mallets for breaking the crabs open, the whole deal.

          Otherwise, I loved buying something fresh from Santa Monica Seafood and bringing it home to cook something delicious!

          • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

            Thanks for the recommendations! I wish I could bring more seafood home with me to cook, to be honest but when I cook seafood I always want to reach for the white wine, and I’m only 20! Seriously growing up in England and France and for the first time ever since I was small not even being allowed to be in a bar or lounge where alcohol is being served in the evenings even if I’m not drinking it myself is a mental and irritating experience!

  • MelanieFYAM

    Mmm… looks totally delicious! Wish I could have a plate (or two!) for lunch!

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      They were, and the thing that made them so delicious was that they were so simple: just good seafood, prepared the way it wanted to be prepared. We missed you, honey!

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  • http://www.willsheloveparis.com/ Will She Love Paris

    Oh man.. Bad idea to click “read more” at this post, literally drooling at the langoustine and the moules. Why did we have to fly back again??