In the small fishing port of Binic-Étables-sur-Mer, Brittany, there once lived a man called Eugène. He loved fishing, and he loved fish. He also had real culinary flair and a great imagination. Eugène started to invent his own recipes to delight his family and friends, and he soon became known as a local expert in the Breton culinary tradition.
Named in his honour, Le Père Eugène was founded by Eugène’s descendants as part of Le Grand Lejon, a historic smoked and salted fish producer in Binic. Fish and seafood have long been an integral part of Breton cuisine, and now Eugène’s recipes are, too.
Authenticity and enjoyment are two key values of Le Père Eugène – a family business rooted in Brittany’s fishing tradition. All the fish used in the company’s products is MSC or BIO certified, and it’s bought at peak freshness during the appropriate season. There are no shortcuts here: a Pere Eugène fish soup is cooked long and slowly, just as it would be at home. Every ingredient is hand-selected, helping to give customers all over the world the true Eugène experience.
Brittany is the perfect destination for anyone who loves fish, seafood, and authentic French cooking. But if you like the sound of Eugène’s recipes, you don’t need to book a ticket for France just yet. Here at BonneBouffe, we have a range of Le Père Eugène products ready to order online, for delivery all over the UK. Read on to find out more.
Le Père Eugène’s fish soup is a real French classic. With a flavoursome tomato base seasoned with herbs de Provence, a hearty 30% of this comforting soup is Breton fish. It’s available in two sizes: 460g and 740g. Add a few croutons and you have the perfect dish for a gourmet evening.
For a truly versatile marvel, try their lobster bisque. A creamy tomato soup rich with Breton fish and lobster, it can be served in dainty glasses as an amuse-bouche, or in a big bowl as a satisfying meal in itself.
You can also enhance your fish and seafood dishes with rouille – a saffron-based sauce that goes beautifully with soups and stews – a classic beurre blanc sauce, or Le Père Eugène’s distinctive, umami-rich seaweed mustard.
Delicious and satisfying, slow-cooked and shredded rillettes are a staple of the French table. Le Père Eugène has a fine selection of potted fish, with tuna and chorizo, crab, seabass with yuzu and smoked trout on offer. Try them on crackers, baguettes, or slices of toasted brioche for a quick and easy treat.
Are you craving a French fish feast? As your premier source of French food online, BonneBouffe brings you authentic products from Binic, Brittany and beyond. Click here to shop Le Père Eugène’s range.
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