Enjoy Une Table au Sud, in Marseille
To warm up a rather gloomy autumn, there is nothing like a touch of Marseille aïoli, a hot "bouille-abaisse", a foccacia flavoured with Provençal savoury or a lobster cooked with pistou. It looks like the south and you are there, at home almost like in a restaurant, with the gourmet proposals of the starred chef Ludovic Turac. The view of the Old Port of Marseille and the Bonne Mère from his restaurant Une Table au Sud is missing from the decor. But the inventive cuisine is there in the Aïoli and Etoilé de la mer baskets or in the Classik Menu, renewed every weekend, which revisits a classic of French gastronomy... with an accent of course.
Comforting yourself with Le Bibent, in Toulouse
He is the guest you would like to welcome into your home to see life in the pink. With his lilting south-western accent and his love of Occitania, Chef Christian Constant brings sunshine wherever he goes. The good news? You can now take away or have delivered directly from the kitchens of Bibent, his restaurant on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, some of the great classics on the menu. This includes Constant's invigorating cassoulet from Montauban. For those who like it, the filmed recipe is also available on the Maison Constant website
Take Le Paris-Brest by Christian Le Squer, in Rennes
We don't take the train as much these days, but the taste of good things helps to keep us on track. Christian Le Squer, 3-star chef at the George V in Paris, knows this well and continues to provide gastronomic service at Paris-Brest, the very trendy "buffet" at Rennes station. Even when you take them away, the specialities revisited by the Breton chef keep the flavours of the land intact. Kouign amann salted in ribot milk soup, roasted monkfish with Paimpol coconuts or caramelised pig's breast, everything is beautiful and good. So, for dessert, would you like a Paris-Brest?
Attend the Sophists' Banquet in Strasbourg
Normally, it is difficult to get a table in this restaurant in the Krutenau district of Strasbourg, near the banks of the Ill. So we are almost delighted to be able to take advantage of the new takeaway service to savour, as an epicurean, the culinary creations of the Banquet des Sophistes. On the plate, the doe nem dares to rub shoulders with beetroot ketchup and the market fish is paired with kale and green curry juice. A great way to meditate on the comforting virtues of audacity in cooking
Call Le Cent 33, in Bordeaux
In the Chartrons district of Bordeaux, this is a good address that is always full. All the more reason to try it in a take-away version, especially as the "Cent 33 to go" ordering site is very simple and the presentation of the dishes is as neat as it is tempting. The menu changes every week but the dishes are always as generous as ever, for the pleasure of sharing. The desserts are particularly inventive, like this lemon meringue pie with yuzu and avocado.
Benefit from the favours of the Flaveur, in Nice
What would you say if the Tourteaux brothers, Gaël and Mickaël, raided your kitchen? All the dishes concocted at Flaveur, their two-starred restaurant in Nice, embroider with talent around a southern score exalting good local products. In their biodegradable or recyclable containers, they arrive at your home, just to be reheated, accompanied by an advice sheet from the two chefs. And it's as if they were there, in your home, and the whole of the Côte d'Azur with them. Because when a scorpion fish from Nice meets a fish broth enhanced with Indian spices, and citrus fruits from Menton fricotte with chilli and a small pickled cucumber, you travel... even at home.
Inviting La Cigale to your home in Nantes
All mirrors, gold and Art Nouveau ceramics, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful brasseries in France, if not the world. A venerable Nantes institution, La Cigale will not wait all winter to meet up with its customers on Place Graslin, opposite the Opera. It is inviting them home with a takeaway formula, notably its famous seafood platters as well as its gourmet pastries that are so comforting at snack time. On the online shop, you can complete the decor with good bottles but also tableware and cult objects of the place.
Hosting the Toquées, in Lille
Anyone with a crush on Les Toquées and its globe-trotting chef will be delighted to learn that, toc toc, toc, the gastronomic restaurant from Lille is coming to their home. Every week, Benoit Bernard and his brigade prepare a new takeaway menu, with a focus on local and seasonal cuisine. Velouté de cèpes avec gros lard or Saint-Jacques avec soupe d'ail rose et fumé d'Arleux, a speciality of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region... Here is something to tantalise the taste buds and make you want to visit the boutique-grocery shop, which has remained open.
Visit Le Canut and the Gones, in Lyon
In the heart of the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon, it is a landmark that is missing, so much so that the décor and the bistro-brocante atmosphere of this restaurant, with its incredible collection of clocks, are heart-warming. To continue to frequent, from a distance, Le Canut et les Gones, you can place an order and cheer yourself up with the menus specially elaborated for the occasion or pick from the menu without any risk of being mistaken. From canut brains to juicy farmhouse guinea fowl, from foie gras tiramisu to snail quenelle... this typical Lyonnais "bouchon" is sure to please, whatever the occasion.
The Impé at your place, in Nimes
At L'Imperator-Maison Albar Hotels, the iconic 5* hotel in Nîmes, the Impé brasserie offers to continue the gastronomic experience as if nothing had happened, or almost nothing. With the dedicated "L'Impé chez vous" formula, the menus specially designed by Pierre Gagnaire and Nicolas Fontaine to be delivered or taken away lose none of their warm sophistication. From gnocchi with small spelt to rosemary panna cotta, every Friday and Saturday evening, it's a feast in the plates, between Provence and Camargue.