Where to Eat in Corsica

Chez Serapin

If you want a true “Corsican experience”, head to Chez Seraphin. It’s one of Corsica‘s hidden gems located in the village of Peri. There is no menu offered here, instead you eat what you are served, with the menu changing daily. All vegetables are grown in the restaurant’s own garden, and the meal creations you’ll be served are to die for. Some of the standing favorites are Corsican veal, zucchini flower fritters, brocciu canneloni, and even local charcuterie. Plates are usually around 43 Euros per person with wine included.

U Museu

This beautiful restaurant is located below the citadel entrance and features a gazebo covered terrace you can dine on. It’s not too expensive, and it features some authentic and sumptuous local Corsican dishes. Feast on wilde boar and myrtle, or tripe shallots in a red wine sauce. Don’t forget the mouth watering dessert menu!

Le 20123

This unique restaurant started in the village of Pila Canale, which in-coincidentally has the zip code of 20123. The food is one thing to come for, especially with the daily verbally spoken menu that is around 32 Euros a head, but the decor will keep you staring throughout your meal. The owner has decorated the restaurant with life sized dolls in traditional dress, a water pump, a washing line, and all sorts of tacky yet charming decor.

 

 

Corsica, France

Corsica is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in all of France. It’s a French island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Italy and southeast of the French mainland. About two-thirds of the island are made up of mountains. The island is technically separated from mainland France, but it is considered part of Metropolitan France legally. Interestingly, here you’ll also find almost equal parts of French and Italian, both in language and culture. The city is also known to be the home of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his old home was turned into a museum.

Most visitors to Corsica visit during the summer, as the city has excellent beaches. Snorkeling, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming, and scuba diving are just some of the activities available on the beach, all while being surrounded by some absolutely astounding beauty. Quite a few gelato stands, restaurants, and bars rest all along the beach as well, and they are heavily frequented during the evening hours. For those who looking for alternatives to beach activities, there’s also plenty to see in the mountains. There’s a lot of walking trails featured in Corsica, including one that takes 17 days. However, there are also slightly shorter ones such as the Mare e Mare Nord (11 days), the Mare e Mare Sud (5 days), and the Mare e Monti (10 days).

Corsican food is a delightful mix of French and Italian cuisine, which give way to some excellent and very unique dishes. Chestnuts, you’ll find, are a staple in many Corsican foods, and a delicious and unique flavor is often added to dishes by using the local olive oil that is flavored with ripe fruits collected beneath trees. Corsican’s also tend to feature a wide selection of beers, have their own Coke flavor, and some very delicious local wines. If you are able, the Pietra beer is always highly recommended.