Test a spuntinu on the beachfront!
After a long walk in the scrub or after being soaked by sea spray, a halt at the Gobi Café is most welcome to enjoy a ‘spuntinu’. This traditional Corsican cheese and deli platter already served to pep up mountaineers in olden times.
The ‘spuntinu’, the traditional meal of mountaineers
This meal has become the specialty of the Gobi Café and is served on a plank of olive wood with an entirely handmade traditional knife sculpted by the owner, Paul Demongeot, who prides in counting among the island’s most renowned cutlers. Ideally located on the beachfront among eucalyptus and olive trees, the restaurant boasts a nicely shaded terrace by a tiny stream.
Homemade food with garden produce
The owners, Joëlle Jarsaillon and Paul Demongeot, are a bit of hippies at heart and enjoy and want to share this quasi-autarkical lifestyle at the back of the Gulf of Girolata.
Besides the spuntinu, their ratatouilles, tarts, tatin pies and quiches made with vegetables and herbs from the garden are delicious. They also offer excellent pastries made with nuts, chestnuts, figs and clementines from the garden. The ‘lonzu’ (typical Corsican deli) and wild herbs tart, with a mix of wild fennel, amaranth and goosefoot, deserves a special mention.