As I write this article, France faces the third lockdown. This means that we cannot travel further than a 10 kilometre radius from home. Luckily, we live less than 10 kilometres from Béziers. Therefore, once in a while Chéri and I can treat ourselves to a delightful takeaway meal from one of our favourite restaurants: La Maison de Petit Pierre.
It’s amazing to see the care and love that La Maison de Petit Pierre puts into their dishes. You will always get the full treatment when eating at Pierre and Fanny Auge’s restaurant. And now, during this long period of closure for restaurants, La Maison de Petit Pierre has set up a first-class takeaway service. It must be quite a challenge to keep up their high standard of cooking, but they manage to give you that restaurant feeling at home. On the restaurant’s website, you can pre-order your lunch or dinner every day of the week. There is a wide array of menus to choose from, including vegetarian, vegan, fish only and gluten free, to name just a few.
Unpacking the sophisticated black takeaway boxes (I forgot to take pictures…) revealed beautiful individually wrapped dishes. La Maison de Petit Pierre takes great care presenting their food in their restaurant and does the same for their takeaway meals. However, please forgive my attempts to dish it up as nicely on our plates… I really tried, but even putting food on a plate is an art in itself. Fortunately, it didn’t affect the quality of what we ate, as it was as good as always.
Vingt sur vingt
Chéri and I had the vegetarian menu with fish, where Chéri had the 35 euros option and I the 25 euros one. Therefore, we both had different dishes for every course. As a starter, Chéri had a soft-boiled egg on a bed of tomato quinoa, while I enjoyed an asparagus tart with a lovely cream on the side. The main course was a piece of fish for both of us, sea bass for Chéri and pollock for myself, served with fresh spring vegetables. To avoid an utter mess, I decided to leave Chéri’s chocolaty dessert on the plate it had come on while my white chocolate cream came in a cup. As far as we are concerned, La Maison de Petit Pierre gets a ‘vingt sur vingt’ for their takeaway, or the maximum score!