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The Blue Pumpkin - Summer 2014

Blue Pumpkin n3

La Rue Gourmande invites you to discover the best local products, South-West culinary news, and the appointment of La Tupina, Gourmande street in this new Blue Pumpkin number.

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Contents of this issue :

Summer is the season of shorter nights, holidays, light clothing, sunburn may, but also fruits and vegetables bursting with sunshine : finally here strawberries and cherries, peaches, tomatoes, melons, zucchini, peas, peppers…
Markets stain, meals are lightened. The season is delicious to our taste buds.


The "label homemade" is debated in the news of the summer and the implementing decree should delay to come into force. The restaurant does not specify its map the cooked food is suspected to offer frozen meals. Besides the fact that the conditions for assigning the "homemade" mention are so flexible that the label is empty of meaning, we are "seen by" skeptical about the very principle of this label…
Transparency product seems necessary, their assembly in kitchen slightly less : can be home with very low-end products, you can do far worse than at home home…
The consumer awake, and it seems that it is increasingly, in contact with clients of different restaurants of the street, we think we should help him have the tools for understanding a restaurant : and provided a very extensive menu rarely evokes fresh, Unbeatable prices on a wide range of choices often conceal a margin made on the raw material and of course using seasonal produce is also a good indicator.
If the label has the merit to exist and to open the debate, more than the "homemade", it is the quality of products on which we must be rigorous, according to the label of Quality Restaurant Culinary College de France. We strive to be transparent about the origin of products, in achalandant products to the home of La Tupina or presenting fish to Kuzina. We strive modestly, thanks to the Blue Pumpkin in particular or our website, inform our customers about our products and our suppliers.


August : map of La Tupina exchange

In the map today, ask we take into account the desire of our female customers.

The desire of course to spend a pleasant evening on the terrace or inside in a unique setting but also to preserve a summer shape.

We offer "Ladies" in a menu 45 Euros with three dishes with seasonal vegetables.

First round a melon soup topped with a chili tip Espelette and some melon balls.

Ensuite, a slice of large tomato we bring Marmande, juicy and tasty, who will remind you eat tomatoes in the vegetable garden your grandmother. This thick slice is sprinkled with olive oil and decorated with basil leaves.

It is followed by a large platter of seasonal vegetables, carrots, courgettes, turnips, radishes, potato. These vegetables are just cooked and served warm accompanied by a small radish juice. They thus retain all their juices.

It's the perfect menu to enjoy "La Tupina" and thus discover, the flavors of the lovely vegetables from the region without taking a gram.

We also added to salads this map : Salad "mojettes" cod, salad "boiled" with new eggs and onions, of vegetable salad (vegetables julienne).

Ah, I forgot, we receive three times a week lovely live shrimp Médoc. We serve them simply sauteed in olive oil with minced garlic and Espelette pepper : it is divine !

Remember the "photo contest" to win a wine fund "Côtes de Bordeaux".

We wish you all a good end of summer.