Corsican paradox in the plate at Directoire

corsican bistro
Corsican paradox in the plate at Directoire

With modern decoration and original dishes on one side and grandmother-like tableware and traditional recipes on the other, Le Directoire feeds on contradictions, at the heart of Ajaccio's historic centre.

Situated on a very characteristic pedestrian street of Ajaccio's old town, Le Directoire plays with paradoxes. The story of the name comes first: it references the regime in place after the coup of November 9th, 1799, launched by Napoleon Bonaparte, the most famous Ajaccio alumni. Furniture and decoration then, in all kinds of variations, from patched-up low tables to majestic gilded dinner tables that look straight from a luxury antique dealer. Finally, the menu gives it all, as it oscillates between classics and original recipes: eggplant parmigiana versus gnocchi in country sauce with chunks of foie gras, or sole meunière against gorgonzola risotto with pear, spinach sprouts and raw ham chips. The staff proudly selected local products according to various skills required in making them. Particular attention is paid to welcoming families with kids, for whom steak and fries are revisited with fresh minced veal and homemade fries. Everything is served in kitsch crockery like it would at your grandma, or shall we say Minnà in Corsica!

Le Directoire
3 rue Emmanuel Arène
20000 Ajaccio

+33 (0)4 95 21 98 30

Menu: around 33 EUR