Although restaurant Mamamouchi in Gruissan looks out over the lake in Mateille, it still has that typical beachy vibe. No wonder, as the actual beach in Mateille is just around the corner. I always love going back to this laid back eatery, and so does my family. While treated to the ever-changing view of the blue lake with the Massif de la Clape in the backdrop, we enjoy their good food made with fresh and local products. To be concluded with a revitalising plunge in the sea.
Last weekend, Chéri and I felt like celebrating, although we didn’t have a particular reason for a feast. So we decided to celebrate Sunday. With a blue sky and a sunny mood, we had all the ingredients to pack up the family and head out to one of our favourite summer restaurants. Mamamouchi has several different sections to eat in: more of a restaurant set-up, a relaxed lounge part and a terrace along the Étang de Mateille. Each part is equally stylish and boho-chic.
Our festive lunch required some festive cocktails, so we ordered a spritz to go with our shared tapas starter. The restaurant’s colourful mezes are always a tasty appetiser that prepare you for the deliciousness to come! The twins could order from the children’s menu (homemade chicken and fish in a crispy crumb coating). Oldest went for a chicken burger, like Chéri. They especially liked the pink coloured bun, although the burger went down perfectly as well. And I had a beautiful bowl of seafood ramen and vegetables, which had a fantastic umami twist.
While the kids dug into their ice creams, Chéri and I enjoyed our homemade desserts. A classic café gourmand for Chéri, which was gourmand indeed, including a brownie, a crumble with lemon mousse, a mini cake, a scoop of ice cream and a fruit gazpacho. I went for the lighter version by ordering the same fruit gazpacho, that came with a scoop of yoghurt ice cream and a dash of fresh basil. We all agreed that -once again- lunch at Mamamouchi was absolutely scrummy! It’s great to know that it’s more than a restaurant, as you can also plan some sports activities such as yoga, stand-up paddle, sailing, surfing, swimming and the lot. Not this time though, as we ended our wonderful afternoon on the beach.