The Dining Room

At 7.30am we collect freshly baked bread & pastries from our local baker and all of our meat comes directly from local producers in the Tarn

Sample Menus

Seasonal, locally sourced and fresh - the three key ingredients in our menus here at La Villa de Mazamet.

Our menus change daily and feature ingredients we buy direct from local producers and markets in Mazamet and surrounding areas. Where possible, we buy organic (in France "Bio") and grow our own herbs and a small range of vegetables too.

Our cheeses all come from a wonderful fromagerie in the centre of Mazamet and our wines are all from SW France.

Click on the seasons below to view a selection of our dishes included in our menus:

If there is one thing that indicates spring has arrived here in SW France is the appearance of asparagus grown in the Tarn and nearby Aude; 'gariguettes' - a small variety of strawberries start appearing late April and a wide variety of spring greens too.

...and it's time to plant our fennel, cherry toms & celery !

Starters

  1. Velouté of asparagus
  2. Twice-baked Compté soufflé with a pear & rocket salad
  3. Artichoke & asparagus tart, onion purée, cherry tomatoes & quail eggs
  4. Chicken liver parfait, pan grille, date & apple chutney
  5. Carpaccio of beef, aged parmesan shavings with a lemon & basil olive oil dressing

Mains

  1. Roasted belly pork with a fricassee of chorizo, artichokes & mushrooms
  2. Encroute canon of lamb wrapped in parma ham, saffron pomme pureé; cabbage & lardon parcel & a redcurrant & thyme jus
  3. Mushroom, pine nut & sundried tomato wellington
  4. Pan fried breast of free-range chicken served on a bed of slowly braised Puy Lentils & red wine jus
  5. Filet of salmon, marinated in honey, lime, ginger & coriander and served with new potatoes tossed in butter & chives, & flan de legumes

Desserts

  1. Lemon, almond & polenta cake with a Marsala custard & soaked raisins
  2. Mille feuille of hazelnut shortbread, seasonal fruits and a vanilla mascarpone
  3. Limoncello parfait with fresh raspberries
  4. Pavlova, whipped cream and exotic fruits
  5. Tiramisu with gariguettes strawberries 

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the spring. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

An abundance of soft fruits fill the local markets, strawberries, raspberries,  melons, plums, apricots and the beautiful local cherries.

...time to start harvesting in our garden, the shallots, onions, fennel & cherry toms will be ready to pick and serve.

Starters

  1. Classic Vichyssoise with oven dried bacon & chives
  2. Summer salsa of avocado, mango, red pepper, prawns, salmon, lime & coriander
  3. Endive, Roquefort & Walnut Salad, with apple & celery
  4. Goats cheese & red onion tartlet, served on a bed of rocket & cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze
  5. Salad Nicoise with red mullet & quail eggs

Mains

  1. Ballotine of chicken stuffed with chestnuts & a Marsala & mushroom sauce; timbale of wild rice, petit pois & carrots
  2. Filet mignon of pork; glazed root vegetable medley & an apple beurre blanc
  3. Pan-fried duck breast, with a red wine, port & shallot reduction, pan-friend polenta & celeriac purée
  4. Wild mushroom risotto, truffle infused olive oil with a salad of tomato, mozzarella & basil
  5. Paleron of rose veal confit, fondant potato & wilted spinach

Desserts

  1. Almond & Lemon torte – (gluten & dairy free) and served with
    lemon-fused cream
  2. Espresso, chocolate & mascarpone mousse
  3. Lemon Posset
  4. Chocolate & caramel fondant with espresso ice cream
  5. Summer berries with a vanilla sabayon

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the summer. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

When we see potiron (a small pumpkin-shaped squash) appear on the market, we know the season is changing; chestnuts will follow as will the king of mushrooms, from the Montagne Noire, the "cèpe"

...we pick the last of our summer harvest from the garden and re-plant with leeks, cabbage and other winter greens.

Starters

  1. Velouté of potiron
  2. Fennel, red onion & seafood salad with lime, coriander & pomegranate
  3. Pan seared scallops, new potatoes, lardons & tarragon
  4. Chicken liver parfait, pan grille, date & apple chutney
  5. Salad of quail's breast on toasted brioche and mixed leaves with a red wine & shallot vinaigrette

Mains

  1. Filet of beef encroute, ratatouille, rosemary roasted potatoes
  2. Loin of venison with mini boudin noir & red onion suet pudding
  3. Butternut squash, chicken & sage risotto
  4. Lamb tagine, roasted red pepper stuff with cous-cous and honey-glazed carrots
  5. Classic bœuf bourguignon & pomme pureé with chives

Desserts

  1. Chocolate & Chestnut Torte (gluten free) served with crème fraiché
  2. Vanilla panna cotta with an apricot compote
  3. Poached pear tart with vanilla ice cream and a red wine & cinnamon reduction
  4. Raspberry clafoutis
  5. Pan perdu (our take on bread & butter pudding) - with pain au raisins, orange zest & Grand Marnier with a crème Anglais  

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the autumn. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

 

View our 2014 wine list here.

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