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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17 Responses to “La Petite Marie [Bastia]”

  1. RBJello says:

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

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

  3. Ylenia says:

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

  4. 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!

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

      • 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!

        • 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.

        • 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!

          • 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!

  5. MelanieFYAM says:

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

    • 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!

  6. [...] terribly sorry for all the Corsica talk but that place managed to steal my heart. And so did this restaurant. It’s a restaurant that specialises in langoustines. Could it get any better than that? I [...]

  7. 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??

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