Chéri Bibi, ambassador of Basque gastronomy

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Chéri Bibi, ambassador of Basque gastronomy

In the heart of the Bibi Beaurivage neighbourhood facing the ocean, Fanny and François Lemarié cultivate Basque flavours in cans, on plates and even in bottles.

Located just a stone's throw from the Côte des Basques beach, Chéri Bibi offers fresh-produce and market-based cuisine. The menu changes according to deliveries and each day brings its share of news dishes. The Basque local products are turned into tapas to be shared and other typical specialities, such as the Judion beans (sort of navy beans) served with lemon peel, farmed mussels in lemongrass and coconut milk, and the Kintoa sausage, which meat is prepared with a Basque species of pig.

A few other specialities are also available in can form, preserving flavours for the longest time possible: blood sausage, smoked anchovies, mackerels, sardines, Txogitxu Galician beef… And yet, the real pride and joy of Chéri Bibi remains its wine cellar: it offers natural selections as well as local other alcohols - try the Basque cider or the txakoli, a white wine made with green grapes, best enjoyed in moderation. At once bistro restaurant, wine cellar and cannery, the establishment exudes friendliness, carried by Fanny and François behind the vintage-looking yellow counter.

Chéri Bibi
50 rue d'Espagne
64200 Biarritz

+33 (0)5 59 41 24 75

https://www.facebook.com/cheribibibtz/

Menu: around 24 EUR