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“A place about great products and the people and stories that go with them”

La Ferme des Lloses
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nice little city center of Font Romeu. Come taste the specialties cheese, charcuterie and regional takeaway or in our restaurant. All the products we offer are either organic, artisan or farmer. Quality products that will make you genuine flavor of our French culture, and more locally cullinaire Catalan. All our products are fresh, the cheeses are matured in our cellars in Font Romeu, we do not use in microwave cooking and we privilegeons the gentle steam for organic vegetables. Also find in our party store, party store, legumerie and cellar party and wine bar, composed almost exclusively of local wines which offer a diversity that will appeal to everyone ... Discover our universe and spend a pleasant evening!
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Let's try to clarify what may be a bit confusing at first. It's a threefold place with a food/wine shop and a (sort of) wine bar with high tables on the front and a more traditional restaurant on the back.

They sell/serve great products, carefully selected by the owner and his son from local providers they trust because they know them, they know their story and they know how they work. And they are passionate about those products and their makers. And even better: they love to share their passion with whoever is ready to listen.

And this is where the real thing starts.

You may want to be seated in the restaurant and enjoy a nice "fondue" - try the special one with local cow/sheep/goat cheeses - or a fabulous "magret de canard", while overlooking the valley and with a direct view on the mountains. You won't be wrong and you will certainly enjoy a very good meal, even better when associated with a nice local wine - even if the place is a bit too tight to my taste for a "classic" restaurant with tables being to close to each other.

But in my humble opinion, go for the bar area. Yes, next to the fridges with the cheese and the cure meat and next to the wine corner with all those boxes stacked up. There are only a few tables and it's pretty tight and busy as people are coming here for buying food and wine. However this is where the magic kicks in, provided you engage with the owner, seek for advice and demonstrate some genuine interest in what they do.

Then the clock stops ticking and they spend as much time as you can spare to explain to you why they picked and chose the piece of meat they have recommended to you or the wine they advised you to taste. And they will tell you all the nitty-gritty details behind the production, the region, the makers etc.

It's even better on the evenings when wine makers are in the shop for presenting their products. The three way conversation is even more enjoyable.

I appreciate this won't suit everybody's taste. But if you like good food and wine, and the story behind them, then not surprisingly, what you have in your plate and in your glass will start tasting differently in such a place, and definitely for the good.

Granted, the check at the end may be a bit on the high side, especially if you were looking for a simple and quick "fondue" with your kids in a typical mountain style restaurant (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that).

A last piece of advice if I may: if you go for the bar area and the "passion sharing" mode, I would strongly recommend you leave your car at home as you may taste more wines than you initially intended to.

And of course, during the peak season, early booking is an absolute must as the place is fully booked each and every evening.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal and friendly atmosphere. Rice and vegetable accompaniment with our fish rather bland. However worth a visit

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is cheese shop and deli with a cozy restaurant at the back looking out over the valley and mountains.
The quality of the products here is tremendous, and you can tell that they are really passionate about what they do. There is a large menu with various cheese and meat related products and all ingredients are local. We had raclette which was fantastic - fabulous cheeses, breads, charcuterie, potatoes and pickles. There is also a very good wine list with a fixed mark up, so most wines served at the tableare only 12€ more than you would pay in an wine merchants (very interesting if you like some finer wines!).
The service is friendly and attentive, and our noisy kids were no problem.
After you've stuffed yourselves, the shop beckons and I can't recommend the cheeses highly enough...they are all selected and aged by the owner and you cannot find better quality anywhere.

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2  Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

If you are looking for home-cooked mountain food, with bio cheeses, duck etc, look no further than this bistro located at the back of the shop selling these products as well as bio wines.
Our only course was a large lasagne comprising duck and local sheep's milk cheese, which was delicious. We also sampled 2 of their excellent range of local red wines by the glass. We can recommend the Silencio from Ch Montana as being full, smooth and not too tannic.
You can buy bottles of these same wines to take home too.

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Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is a shop and restaurant all-in-one. You can buy cheese and hams, wine and other local specialities, plus there is a little organic market in the back. Not cheap, but useful if you eat only organic food. We had a cheese fondue for dinner. It was very pricey (they usually are!) at €21.50 per person, but it was delicious. To wash it down, we were recommended a bottle of local red which went perfectly. The service was friendly and efficient, and the staff are passionate about what they do. It is a real pleasure to shop and eat there if you're a foodie.

1  Thank Sazen
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