Typical dishes of the Pyrenees
Confit duck, foie gras, local products, the specialities of the Hautes-Pyrénées promises an explosion of flavour to your taste buds.
- The Tarbais Bean:
Vital for a garbure soup, mutton ragout or even a cassoulet, the Tarbais bean, a true product of the Haut-Pyrénéen region, has Label Rouge and the IGP.
To find out more: www.haricot-tarbais.com
- The Wines:
2 wines from the region: The Madiran (a red wine) and the Pacherenc (a white wine).
To find out more: Maison des vins de Madiran / Interprofession: www.madiran-story.fr
A yearly wine event : Madiran opens its doors in November
- The Mutton of Barèges-Gavarnie:
Reared in the canton of Luz saint-Sauveur, on the mountain pastures of the Pyrenees, the Barège mutton has the AOC label of excellence. This sheep is known for its high-quality meat, both flavouful and finely marbled.
To find out more: www.aoc-bareges-gavarnie.com
A yearly event : the Fête des Côtelettes in Luz Saint-Sauveur in September
- The Noir de Bigorre Pig:
The ham of the Noir de Bigorre pig is dried for at least 18 months. As an aperitif or a starter, just as with the best wines, it will provide you with wonderful convivial moments. Its marbled meat and the quality of its fat provides cuts of an exceptional flavour.
- Mon Païs Gourmand : Created by the Chambres de Commerces et d’Agriculture des Hautes Pyrénées, Mon Païs Gourmand (My Gourmet Country) offers you the chance to discover the gastronomic treasures of the Pyrenees.
- HaPY Saveurs : Created by the Hautes Pyrénées, HaPY Saveurs (Happy Flavours) offers you the chance to discover traditional cuisine by making use of the know-how of our own producers.
- The Country Markets in the Hautes-Pyrénées: To find out more: www.hautes-pyrenees-marches-de-pays.com
NOTE: all the products of the Hautes-Pyrénées can be discovered in the Restaurant - Brasserie at the airport.