We’re thrilled to bring the wonders of Bretagne to your table. We’re hosting a special event called “Brittany Week” at our esteemed Topaz restaurant. During this week, we’ll showcase the unique culinary treasures of this northwestern French region, known for its rich gastronomy and stunning landscapes. We’re importing seafood directly from Brittany, ensuring an authentic dining experience for our patrons.
The Enchanting Region of Brittany
Brittany, or Bretagne in French, is a region with a strong identity, deeply rooted in its Celtic heritage. Its distinct language, music, dance, and, most importantly, its food and drink, set it apart from other French regions. Its cadwaadsuisine is deeply influenced by the sea, with its rugged coastline offering an abundance of fresh seafood, and its fertile land giving rise to hearty vegetables and delicious dairy products.
Brittany’s Signature Dishes
Crêpes and Galettes
Brittany is world-renowned for its signature dishes – the crêpe and galette. The crêpe, a sweet pancake typically made from white flour, is often enjoyed with fillings like fruit, chocolate, or the perennial French favourite, Nutella. On the other hand, the galette is a savoury pancake made from buckwheat flour, traditionally served with fillings like cheese, ham, and egg.
Brittany’s long coastline and numerous fishing ports mean that seafood is a staple in its cuisine. From the famed oysters of Cancale to the sardines of Quiberon, Brittany’s seafood is considered among the best in the world. To ensure an authentic Brittany dining experience, we’re importing fresh seafood directly from the region for Brittany Week.
Decadent Breton Butter
Brittany’s dairy products are another highlight of its cuisine. The region is particularly famous for its salted butter, made using sea salt harvested from the Guérande salt marshes. This butter is a key ingredient in many Breton dishes, lending them a rich, creamy flavour. Our chefs at Topaz will be using authentic Breton butter in our dishes to capture the true taste of Brittany.
The Unmissable Kouign-Amann
One of the star attractions of Brittany’s dessert offerings is the Kouign-Amann. This buttery, sugary pastry is a true indulgence, boasting a crispy outer layer and a soft, sweet centre. The name Kouign-Amann translates to ‘butter cake’ in the Breton language, perfectly capturing the essence of this delightful treat.
Brittany Week at Topaz Restaurant
During Brittany Week at Topaz, you’ll have the chance to taste the unique flavours of Brittany’s cuisine, lovingly recreated by our skilled chefs.
Experience the essence of Brittany with our special menu. Start with a refreshing Brittany Oyster steeped in a cider reduction, followed by world-class Seared Scallops on a bed of leek fondue. Enjoy the tender Lamb Rack paired with a unique Ratatouille Bretonne, and indulge in Brittany’s exquisite cheeses. Finish off with the classic Kouign Amann pastry, served with homemade salted caramel ice cream. Join us for a culinary journey through Brittany’s rich and diverse gastronomic heritage.
We’ll be pairing these dishes with a range of beverages from Brittany, including its famous cider and a selection of wines. Each drink has been chosen to complement the flavours of the food, rounding out your dining experience.
Celebrate Brittany with Thalias Hospitality
Join us at Topaz for Brittany Week, a gastronomic event from 16 to 22 October, celebrating Brittany’s vibrant culture and culinary heritage. This event is not merely a feast but an immersive journey into the heart of Brittany’s cuisine. Whether you’re a gourmand or a culinary explorer, Brittany week offers an array of delights to satisfy all palates. Immerse yourself in the unique flavour profiles of Brittany, from Brittany Oysters steeped in cider reduction to the classic Kouign Amann pastry served with salted caramel ice cream.
Thalias Hospitality is a leading provider of premium hospitality services. With a passion for quality and a commitment to excellence, we strive to deliver an unparalleled dining experience for our patrons. Our Brittany Week event is a testament to our dedication to bringing the world’s finest cuisines to our customers.