Prawns
Tomato farce
Vichysoisse

Our menus change daily and feature ingredients we buy direct from local producers and markets in Mazamet and surrounding areas. Where possible, we buy organic and grow our own herbs and a small range of vegetables too.

Our cheeses all come from a wonderful fromagerie in the centre of Mazamet and our wines are all from SW France with 90 mins of La Villa. All our meats & poultry are from the Tarn.

Click on the seasons below to view a selection of our dishes included in our menus:

If there is one thing that indicates spring has arrived here in SW France, it is the appearance of asparagus grown in the Tarn and nearby Aude; ‘gariguettes’ – a small variety of strawberries – start appearing late April along with variety of spring greens too.

STARTERS

  • Velouté of asparagus
  • Twice-baked Comté soufflé with a Gruyère cream
  • Oeufs en cocotte
  • Chicken liver parfait, pan grille, & chutney
  • Carpaccio of beef, aged Parmesan shavings with basil olive & slow-cooked tomatoes

MAINS

  • Chicken & asparagus risotto, roasted asparagus tips
  • Filet of beef en croûte, fondant potatoes, courgettes and tomatoes ala provencale
  • Confit duck stack, mushroom, pine nut and sun-dried tomato with a Madeira sauce
  • Filet of salmon, marinated with ginger, lime & coriander; new season potatoes
  • Roasted belly pork with a fricassée of mushrooms, artichoke hearts and chorizo

DESSERTS

  • Chocolate and chestnut torte, brandy-soaked raisins and crème fraîche
  • Mille-feuille of poached strawberries with a lemon cream
  • Limoncello parfait with fresh raspberries
  • Pavlova, whipped cream and exotic fruits
  • Tiramisu with gariguette strawberries

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the spring. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

An abundance of soft fruits fill the local markets: strawberries, raspberries, melons, plums, apricots and the beautiful local cherries.

STARTERS

  • Vichyssoise with oven dried bacon
  • Summer salsa of avocado, mango, red pepper, prawns, salmon, lime and coriander
  • Endive, Roquefort, apple, celery and walnut salad
  • Goats cheese and red onion tartlet, served on a bed of rocket and cherry tomatoes
  • Classic salad Lyonnaise

MAINS

  • Ballotine of chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, served with a saffron and tomato sauce
  • Filet mignon of pork served on a bed of braised Puy lentils with a red wine reduction
  • Pan-seared and oven-baked duck breast, celeriac purée and dauphinoise potatoes
  • Pan-seared cod on minted peas with broad beans
  • Filet of beef en croûte, tomatoes and courgettes ala provencale, fondant potatoes

DESSERTS

  • Lemon and almond torte with lemon cream and raspberries
  • Baked peach with Amoretti served with marscarpone and a Gaillac Doux sabayon
  • Lemon posset and seasonal berries
  • Salted caramel brownie and ice cream
  • Summer berries with a vanilla sabayon

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the summer. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

When we see potiron (a small pumpkin-shaped squash) appear on the market, we know the season is changing; chestnuts will follow as will the king of mushrooms, from the Montagne Noire, the “cèpe”

STARTERS

  • Velouté of potiron
  • Tomato farcie – basmati rice, carrot, courgette and peas with a rich tomato sauce
  • Pan-seared scallops, new potatoes, lardons and tarragon
  • Ricotta and Parmesan ravioli with a tomato and basil sauce
  • Baked timbale of aubergine and goats cheese

MAINS

  • Classic bœuf Bourgignon, chive mash and honey-glazed carrots
  • Pigs cheeks braised in Sherry with prunes; potiron purée and roasted parsnips
  • Wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil
  • Lamb tagine, roasted red pepper with couscous and apricots

DESSERTS

  • Chocolate and caramel fondant
  • Tonka bean-infused panna cotta with an apricot compote
  • White chocolate and cardamon parfait, red fruit coulis and autumn berries
  • Raspberry clafoutis
  • Pain perdu (our take on bread & butter pudding) – with pain au raisins, orange zest & Grand Marnier with crème anglaise

These are a selection of dishes served at La Villa during the autumn. Each day our menu changes to suit the available seasonal produce and may include other dishes than those mentioned above which we highlight to whet your appetite!

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