In Lougres, their restaurant is away from the world, set in the middle of the forest. In Montbéliard, the Vallet spouses are away from the heart of the city (although a stone’s throw away) in an idyllic environment when the sun takes the trouble to break through the clouds. With boats moored two or three strides away, Prés-la-Rose on one side, the moving island on the other, palm trees (they are about to arrive) to force the exotic feature, tables set up under pergolas … It’s simple: sitting down at the Rest’O’Port is like feeling like you’re on vacation.
50 covers on the terrace
The setting seduced Karine and Bertrand Vallet who, during the Christmas market, are already making an incursion into Montbéliard to cook there. This time, they land permanently in the city of Princes. At least in good weather. They take over from the venerable Alain Misner, who hung up his apron when he retired and ran this 50-seat restaurant on the terrace for several years.
On Tuesday, the Rest’O’Port welcomed spring by reopening its doors at the marina and welcoming its first customers at lunchtime. In the kitchen, Karine Vallet cooks the menu of the day at €10.50: rib steak with fresh mushrooms, “including morels if you please. Every day, we will offer an elaborate menu, homemade with fresh and seasonal products, knowing that we also serve burgers, paninis, etc. »
open 7 days out of 7
The Rest’O’Port is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except on very rainy days). New in the morning, with a hearty breakfast (€8) served between 8:30 am and 10:30 am, in a more relaxed space with its large gray armchairs and small round tables. On the menu, bread, pastries, squeezed orange, coffee or tea, jam and chocolate paste. This is what will appeal to yachtsmen and cyclists alike tumbling down the Eurovéloroute by the dozens. And not only.
The Vallet spouses who hired Ludo in the service and are supported by Sylvain, an employee of the Vieux terroir for 9 years, are still innovating by offering a slunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the credo “come slunch with us” . But still ? “It’s a revisited but more trendy lunch with dinner platters, cold or hot, grilled meats, snacked fish, bruchettes…”, lists Karine Vallet. Otherwise, at the foot of the barges and pleasure boats, the Rest’O’Port is a bar. With lemonades galore and mojitos, it seems exceptional!