Two cozy little restaurants just like at home, a “mangaphile” bookshop, a cozy hairdressing salon and a store dedicated to the culinary arts which is back in service: yes, things are happening in the Perpignan business.
Carine Casanova, “tailor-made” hair salon 14 rue des 3 Journées
She has worked for 26 years in Perpignan – including 14 years at 2 rue de la Fusterie – but recently Carine Casanova has put down her brushes and hairdressing scissors at 14 rue des Trois Journées in the old premises (70 m²) that housed the brand. of The Kooples clothing, which she has transformed into a hushed, classy and cozy living room. “I love the atmosphere of this street”, told us this hair professional, mixed, who offers “tailor-made”, therefore truly unique cuts and hairstyles. Only by appointment at 0468350792.
Matthieu and Céline MARTINEZ, Hybrid manga bookshop, 5 rue du Castillet
Imagine a calm, silent, serene island, populated by around 28,000 manga comics (new and used) and derivative products (DVDs, figurines, stuffed animals, mugs, board games, etc.), all between two streets, 10 meters of Castillet. A space of freedom, bright, with rays that still smell of new: and for good reason, Matthieu and Céline Martinez, the couple of booksellers in charge of the place, opened last Saturday, March 19. “Apart from manga, which attracts an increasingly diverse clientele, we also have webtoon books (originally online comics) from Korea as well as a corner dedicated to comics, science fiction, fantasy, and comics. French including the Asterix collection, of which I have always been a fan” says Matthieu, smiling and talkative like any true enthusiast. Tel: 0468532678. Facebook: hybridperpignan; Instagram: @librairiehybrid
Martine does her cooking, restaurant, 16 rue de l’Horloge
A delicious aroma escapes from the tiny kitchen through the windows. Your mouth waters quickly before you even cross the threshold of this incomparable and already unmissable gourmet address, ideally located opposite Campo Santo, a stone’s throw from Saint-Jean Cathedral. Once the thick entrance curtain has been lifted, you enter your own dining room with tasteful retro decor and furniture. Like with old friends, the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. A handful of tables, around twenty seats and a different menu, but local, seasonal and composed according to the arrivals of the day by the owner, Martine, who gave her name to this charming little restaurant. Assisted by Yann dit Yanou, her husband, she offers 2 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts to choose from. “But you have to book in advance and I then announce the content of the dishes”, says Martin. Possibility from 6 people to order your own menu with the main course brought and presented in a pot or casserole placed in the center of the table, – “like at home, that’s the principle” – in which the guests serve themselves. Possibility also of privatizing the dining room from a group of at least 10 people. Contact: 0651441588 (open Monday to Saturday for lunch only, closed in the evening) .
Le Goustous, restaurant, 5 rue du Theater
Another quality family home whose address we should quickly do without. Especially since Brigitte Aragon, the owner of the Goustous, is not unknown to amateurs and fond of homemade burgers who have frequented her food truck parked at the Jardins de Saint-Jacques roundabout for several years.part of my clientele was kind enough to follow me to rue du Théâtre” says Brigitte, holder of a CAP in cooking and trained by a former MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) chef. She admits that she loves nothing so much, alongside her daughter Alexandra, and assisted in the room by the young Manon “What keep it simple, tasty and generous and above all homemade” (hence the apt name of his restaurant). The bet paid off. The large blackboard in the room displays simple, varied, local, seasonal dishes, comforting but not invigorating. “We leave my table with our taste buds satisfied but not with a heavy stomach, the customers tell me” she congratulates herself. Tel: 0619894176. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. non-stop.
Culinarion, kitchen essentials, 6 rue Mirabeau.
This well-known brand, managed by Renaud Fardel, has just reopened, completely redesigned and laid out, after two and a half months of work. “I tried to highlight about 1800 products and equipment (95% of European origin, 60% of which are French) dedicated to the kitchen on 120 m² of surface emphasizes the head of Culinarion. All divided by types of utensils, themes or favorites of the house.” The concept is quite nice, eco-responsible (possible recycling of used equipment brought by customers), and the store, with its light and discreet woodwork, is very welcoming. From the beginner to the confirmed, from the scullion to the starred chef, aficionados are sure to find what they are looking for. And even if the “range” of prices remains quite high, the main thing, according to the boss, is “to find THE right utensil, reliable, durable and robust, rather than quantity”. “It’s also a bit of the motto and the trademark for 11 years of Culinarion” concedes Renaud Fardel. Finally, another touch of originality from Culinarion, every week, usually on Saturday morning, a different chef comes to demonstrate his art and deliver his valuable advice to customers using the hotplate, saucepans, sauté pans or oven dishes made available to him. Contact: 0468924651.