All of Ajaccio jostles to get in here. Politicians and travellers especially favour the whimsical and fresh atmosphere that has made the reputation of the place. It is a joyful locale full of character, where the history of the city can be felt in full, between nostalgia and Corsican fervour.
The walls display beautiful black-and-white photos, with scenes from the countryside and personalities of the island, all illuminated by charming candlesticks.
Known amongst regulars as “Chez Jean-Jean”, Le Bilbog offers no menu. This local food institution only has two dishes, the famous lobster served with spaghetti and a single dessert. However, make no mistake, some drive hundreds of kilometres to taste this gourmet cuisine. The crustacean, fished in Corsican waters, can be cooked two ways: flambeed or in boiling water. The spaghetti is of course served al dente. As for the sauce, the recipe has remained a secret, shared only between the father and son running the establishment.
To make the best of the Mediterranean sweet life for either lunch or dinner, add a gorgeous terrace to the proceedings and you hold the promise of a very unique moment to share with family or friends.
Le Bilboq - Chez Jean-Jean
1 rue des Glacis
+33 (0)4 95 51 35 40
Single menu: 65 EUR