Here, we love good, beautiful, rich, gourmet cuisine. Our culinary tradition is rooted in our history and our terroir. Vegetable mirepoix, well known to chefs, has made a long journey from Mirepoix to the tables of top restaurants. But there’s much more: from azinat to mounjetado, from tougnol to apple croustade, you’ll find in our cuisine the expression of quality local products. It also carries in its flavours a sense of welcome and conviviality that will transform your meals into moments of divine happiness and shared pleasure.
A meat-and-vegetable dish typical of traditional peasant cooking! The ideal recipe is a well-kept secret in every family!
This puff pastry and applesauce cake is a perfect dessert to round off a good meal!
Our local version of cassoulet, but with white beans from Pamiers!
Aniseed bread from the Cathar tradition… a perfect, divine and highly addictive delicacy!
Mirepoix of vegetables
This gourmet pan-fried vegetable dish was created in 1780 for the table of the Maréchale de Mirepoix.
It comes from Lavelanet, whose name comes from the Occitan and Latin Avellana meaning hazelnut. It’s the star of the hazelnut festival in September.
The softness of this typical Ariège bread is the result of a skilful blend of flours. Cyril, the Montségur baker, is the guardian of the secret, and shares it with only a select few!