Seasonal, locally sourced and fresh - the three key ingredients in our menus here at La Villa de Mazamet.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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”
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
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
Chocolate and caramel fondant
Tonka bean-infused panna cotta with an apricot compote
White chocolate and cardamon parfait, red fruit coulis and autumn berries
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!