Discover Benelux | Gastronomy | Les Toques d’Opale
England. Bertrand - who trained with several of the biggest names in French gastronomy – serves delicately made dishes using fresh, local produce. Looking for somewhere to host a banquet or seminar? Au Côte d’Argent also has a private room on the first floor which can cater to up to 60 guests. Au Côte d’Argent 1 digue Gaston Berthe, Calais Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 34 68 07 Web: www.cotedargent.com
Avant-garde by nature, chef Matthieu Colin is constantly on the lookout for ever more innovative recipes, and serves up a range of dishes with an emphasis on fresh fish. Looking for a caterer for a special occasion? Le Grand Bleu offers a catering service. Le Grand Bleu 8 rue Jean Pierre Avron, Calais Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 97 97 98 Web: www.legrandbleu-calais.com
Au Côte d’Argent.
offers traditional cuisine and unique flavours. Chef Jean-Pierre and pastry chef Claude-Arnaud serve local and seasonal products. Take your pick from a variety of menus combining the best of land and sea. L’Aquar’aile 255 rue Jean Moulin, Calais Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 34 00 00 Web: aquaraile.fr
Le Grand Bleu.
Decorated in an authentic art deco style, L’Histoire Ancienne is a veritable Calais institution. Artisan-restaurateur Patrick Comte offers classic bistro fare with a twist. Expect a mouthwatering dish of the day made using fresh, seasonal produce as well as a range of tempting menus and à la carte dishes. You simply must try the pepper steak flambéed with cognac.
One the other side of Calais, on the way to Cap Blanc-Nez and the other delights of the Opal Coast, is gourmet restaurant Les Dunes. In the restaurant’s warm and spacious surroundings, diners delight in trays of seafood and fresh fish. As well as the incredible seafood platters and lovingly prepared fish of the day, you can also expect vegetarian recipes, seasonal meat and game.
L’Histoire Ancienne 20 rue Royale, Calais Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 34 11 20 Web: histoire-ancienne.com
Les Dunes 48 route Nationale, Blériot-Plage Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 34 54 30 Web: www.les-dunes.com/restaurant
La Sole Meunière .
La Sole Meunière In an elegant setting, the gastronomical restaurant La Sole Meunière offers refined cuisine made using the best of the land and sea. Looking for somewhere to hold your next business meeting or family reunion? La Sole Meunière has a charming reception room, and also provides catering services for various occasions. La Sole Meunière 1 boulevard de la Résistance, Calais Tel: +33 (0) 3 21 34 43 01 Web: www.solemeuniere.com
About Toques d’Opale Les Dunes.
Le Grand Bleu
Located near the port of Calais, gourmet restaurant Le Grand Bleu offers impeccable service and upscale inventive cuisine.
Situated on the Calais seafront with breathtaking views of the North Sea, Calais beach and the English coast, L’Aquar’aile
Toques d’Opale is a Calais-based society which brings together culinary professionals offering highquality cuisine made using the finest products. For more information please visit; www.toquesdopale.com
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