Monday, November 16, 2015

La Morue Fish Restaurant, Montpellier

Such a rustic and stunning pic taken by Mr. JS

We arrived Montpellier in the late afternoon, checking into a really cosy "gentlemen's house". I will prepare a separating posting on our accommodation Baudon de Mauny in Montpellier, so love it and highly recommended. The next morning we found out from the owner of the place, an aristocrat that the bicycle belongs to his son, when we showed him some pics from the camera. Oh, so we were staying in the same building as the owner of this place.

our dedicated concierge Thibault recommended a really nice fish restaurant that we wanted. Southern France is all about fresh produce like this - grilled fish, languedoc olives, lemon and vegetables. Montpellier is really quaint, a walkable city with so much of history and yet there's a certain degree of modernity that you can find here. City trams crosses in between the old buildings and churches. Oldest medical university is still in operation with students from around the world and clusters of town houses gave this city its quaint character. Old Charm I'll call it.


Prior to dinner, we hung out for 2 hours at a wine shop - L'atelier du Vins and asked for some recommendation of wines at the restaurant - La Morue. I guess when you are not familiar always asked.

We had such an amazing time and 2 hours passed by too quickly as we were chatting for that long with a couple from Switzerland. The hubby quit his job to study french in Montpellier!!! I wished I could do that....such passion and #YOLO. I guess one has to embrace this in mind, that you only live once so make the fullest out of it. Go travel the world, learn things, meet new friends.

This is exactly what we've been preaching and also living up to it. :)))

salt from Carmargue...which is about 40km away from Montpelier I think. Now you can get this specialised salt from B.I.G

speciality of southern France - Fish Soup!!!!! served with aioli :))
the intense soup was made with fish stocks, with almost melted fish chunks innit with the beautiful aroma of saffron. I can almost compare the texture of this soup to our local "asam laksa" soup. So sweet and hearty and so you just butter some garlic aioli onto the croutons and dunk them into your soup. That's the way to consume this.

JS had his amazing grilled Dorade fish...so beautifully done over charcoal fire. With its crispy skin and some rustic mash on the side.

It was really really grilled so well, as the flesh around the bones are still slightly pink. JS concurred and approved this place hahahaha for he's one man who can steam fish so well this way...just pink around the bones. Now we'll see when will he grill fish this way, to test his skills. Hehehehehe.

monkey had her favourite flounder fish.....yummmssss. Such sweetness...it's so good that one can really really finish the entire fish on his/her own. No sauce needed just natural jus and sweetness. Happy days!!!

The restaurant recommended their lemon meringue tart which was really yummy. Lurve that the crust is just a piece of yummy buttery crust at the bottom, then lemon curd followed by perfectly whipped meringue. Simple, rustic and good.

Bcoz this is a fish restaurant, even the coffee was served on a sardin tin. How creative!!!!

Highly recommended for fresh seafood. There's also an array of oysters. Service was extremely friendly and their menu changes accordingly so do look up their blackboard for fresh fish/produce of the day :))))

La Morue Seafood Restaurant
23, Rue du Palais des Guilhem,
Montpellier, France.

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