Want to discover and cook regional products easily, just like at home? You are welcome to meet with Mimizan tourist office’s culinary professional partners. Listen to their advice, take your pick or be tempted by their products, whose colours and flavours change with the seasons.
Goose or duck foie gras takes the place fo honour at the top of Landais gastronomy. This can be prepared fresh or as a conserve, and served with raisins or apples. We also find the famous duck "confits" cooked in fat and "magrets" fillets of duck, delicious either grilled or oven-cooked. The Landais farm chicken has also met with great success, free-range, corn-fed, this is a tasty chicken of fine quality can be identified by its yellow colour.
Meat and fish
Aloses, pibales, salmons and eels can be fished in the Landais Rivers. In the sea, you can catch sole, turbot, bass and sea bream...
Chalosse beef is renowned for its tasty tender meat resulting from the crossing of two races : the Limousine and the Aquitaine Blond, it is raised following the Chalossaise traditional method : abundant quantities of litter, corn and pastures.
Armagnac and Landais wine
The wine-makers of the Landes produce the finest wines of Tursan, la Chalosse and Bas-Armagnac in the strictest compliance with ancient traditions.
Asparagus and Kiwis
Asparagus and Kiwis from Landes, among the best in Europe, also make up part of the selection of high quality products that we find in the department of Landes.
This pastry (Pastis of the Langue d’Oc) is traditionally a sweet soft cake flavoured with anis which was at the origin of deserts for big celebrations. Other deserts include the Croustade Gasconne with layers of crispy pastry or the Langue d’Oc apple tart.
You can discover these products in most of the restaurants of Mimizan, Bias, Pontenx les Forges et St Paul en Born among which some made their specialities.
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Local speciality dishes
An invitation to meet restaurant owners who choose to promote the work of local producers, the Assiettes de Pays are special dishes made from local traditional or farm products.
Always served with a glass of wine or other local drink, they give pride of place to sweet and savoury traditional recipes.
In Mimizan, the Hôtel du Centre offers an Assiette de Pays consisting of: Duck rillettes, Black pudding, Duck wing confit, duck aiguillettes on a bed of salad, served with basquaise sauce and home fries. A pie with a scoop of ice cream or Basque cake with custard (served afterwards). Served with a glass of Tursan; costs €19.90 and available all year round
Contact: Hôtel du Centre – 2, rue de l’Abbaye – Mimizan Bourg - Tel 05 58 09 37 70 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The origin of each product is displayed and you can learn more by going directly to the farms or artisan businesses that uphold this gastronomic tradition, to visit, taste or buy the products you’ve enjoyed.
Retrouvez toutes ces spécialités au marché traditionnel et dans les marchés de producteurs de pays :