New or unmissable, focus on four street restaurants that showcase their dishes.
1. Feel good and Co, the new arrival
It is the youngest of the boulevard Louis-Blanc. The bodega of the Feel good and Co association, backed by the caterer Chez Jeannot in Saint-Hilaire, is taking part in its first feria. On the menu, safe bets: gardianne, paella, cuttlefish or toro sausage. Aurélie Petijean-Mizzi is satisfied with her debut: “We are making ourselves known, but we have already had good feedback. We are a home caterer specializing in group meals and I was trained by my uncle who had the La Paëlla Géante bodega.”
2. The Giant Paella, the must-have
Exactly opposite, the Deaux caterers, Sophie and Bruno Barry, have set up large red and yellow tables. Present from the first ferias, the Giant Paella has been filling up since Wednesday. On the menu: paella of course, but also gardiane or rib of beef a la plancha. “It’s already looking better than in 2019”, Bruno smiled. Despite a calmer Friday evening, “we have a very good feria”.
3. Lou Regain, the monument
This associative bodega needs no introduction. Still opposite the town hall, it has found its regulars, with at least “800 meals distributed per day”, according to his cook Michel Gas. Paella is also on the menu, “but people are also flocking to our fisherman’s plate”. A seafood dish of prawns and cuttlefish, served with aioli.
4. The RCC, champion of the guts
At the Rugby Club Cévennes bodega, quench your thirst and enjoy! Paella, gardiane, but also oysters and ham… There is a choice to accompany the drinks of customers, who come back year after year. But according to “Toto”, chief cook, the tripe was highly prized: “This Friday, we got knocked out! Some even got two or three more times!”