For lovers of authentic, generous gourmet food, come and enthral your tastebuds as you discover our local Ardennes produce and dishes. Come and savour them in our fine restaurants or buy them as you stroll around our markets... (List on page 89 of our guide)
In Monthermé the Balcon en Forêt restaurant on the heights in the hamlet of Hauts Buttés. Geneviève and Olivier Goffette have lived in the hamlet for 30 years. In 2013, they set about creating a place of GOURMET SHARING when they took over the old inn in Hauts-Buttés where they have designed different ambiances for the first floor and the ground floor. In the early 2020s they started to specialise in the 100%-Ardennes local craft production of aperitifs and natural food products based on wild plants and fruit from their orchards. Take a half-day trip with Geneviève to pick edible plants around the Hauts Buttés.
The Harcy Local Farmers Market takes place on the last Friday of each month, all year round. Some thirty producers are present each month offering a broad range of authentic local produce in connection with the regional nature park. In absolute simplicity our restaurants generously share their passion with you. Let us guide you through a discovery of the pleasures of Ardennes gastronomy and local specialities.
Rocroy beer is distributed by Charly Huet de Rocroy and in the shops around the town. You can enjoy a glass in the bars and restaurants of the Ardennes Valleys and Plateau.
Other local beers are coming, "La Baraquine" for Monthermé and two others are in preparation for Bogny sur Meuse and Monthermé. You will soon find our top 6 beers from the Valleys and Plateau of Ardenne.
Ardennes Charcuterie by the chef from La Grande Chaumière restaurant in Bogny-sur-Meuse 03 24 27 58 78
Sugar tart is an Ardennes speciality sold in the bakeries-pastry shops around the Ardennes Valleys and Plateau.
Rocroy cheese is on sale from the Croix de Fer farm in Rocroy. Call Mr et Mrs Lenoir on 06 29 18 20 02 to place your orders
Rocroy and Bayard beers are on sale in the boutiques of the Ardennes Valleys and Plateau tourist offices.
Sucre Rouge, is a mixture of white sugar, water, glucose and natural bright red food colouring. This hot mixture is poured into moulds shaped into animals, characters and a variety of objects, which you can suck. A genuine Ardennes tradition, this know-how has been passed down through the Simon family from one generation to the next since 1925. In fact, when this tradition was popular in the Meuse valley, you couldn’t have a "Saint Nicholas" without some "Sucres Rouges". "This sweet reminds us of our childhood in the 1950s on Saint Nicholas’ day, with your slipper placed close to the fireplace with a carrot for Saint Nicholas’s donkey. The next morning you had the great joy of finding a tangerine with its aroma and flavour like no other, a gingerbread Saint Nicholas and some little red sugar figurines." Today this tradition is perpetuated by Jeannine Simon, following on from her father, Constant Simon, confectioner.