Restaurant Insensé, Montpellier, France

After my coffee at the excellent Café Latitude I continued to explore the small streets of Montpellier slowly making my way back towards Place de la Comédie and as I got close to Musée Fabre I noticed it was lunchtime so started looking for somewhere to have a meal.

In the forecourt to Musée Fabre is Restaurant Insensé which is billed as a French restaurant with Medditeranean influences. Sounded interesting so I headed in.

I’m a bit of a sucker for steak so I ordered the 300g of entrecôte de boeuf, medium rare, with salad and potatoes.

While I waited for my steak I scoffed down the ever present excellent bread and ordered a fruity La Gorge Fraiche Ambrée from the French micro brewery.

My steak arrived and it looked superb. It was cooked perfectly and tasted great – you know the chef is good when the fat is translucent and melts in your mouth but the rest of the steak is still pink. One of the better steaks I’ve had!

Rather than dessert, none of which really captured my imagination, I decided to finish off lunch with a second beer from the same brewery, this time a more malty La Gorge Fraiche Blonde.