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Port-Vendres, France Cuisine | Where to Eat

Popular Local Cuisine: The southern area of Roussillon which includes Port-Vendres and Collioure was long ruled by Catalan and Catalan Mallorcan Kings so the cuisine is strongly influenced by that of Northeastern Spain. A favorite style of cooking in the area is a la Plancha, meaning flatiron grilled, a common method for meat and fish. The most iconic recipe is perhaps the rustic casserole known as Cassoulet that blends haricot beans, sausage, pork belly and confit of duck or goose. Wild boar is a favorite, but difficult to come by. Locally grown olives are used for tapenade. Wild mushrooms, the strong black truffle and asparagus are seasonally available. Anchovies and sardines are the most famous local fish, but larger tuna and bass are also offered, along with oysters and mussels. The most popular desserts are Clafoutis (pudding with apricots or cherries) and Creme Catalan, a local Creme Brulee variation with cinnamon.

The wines of the region that are most renowned are fortified reds, especially those from Banyol. Collioure has its own appellation and there are two important vineyards: Domaine du Mas Blanc and Domaine de la Rectorie. From farther afield in Roussillon is Rivesaltes, a fortified white.

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Cruise lines that visit Port-Vendres: Star Clippers, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn

Key Attractions: Port-Vendres Harbor, Fort St. Elmo, Fort Bear, Collioure, Chateau Royal, Notre-Dame des Anges, Argeles Plage, Paulilles, Racou Beach, Carcassonne, Pyrenees, Mont Louis, Villefranche-de-Conflent, Yellow Train

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