Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Lusseau - The French Food Shop, Marmion Road, Southsea

Lusseau (named after the owner Marie Lusseau) is our newest food shop offering up an array of French delights, and has been open for four weeks now.   How exciting to have such a shop in our midst!   There are not enough independent deli/bakeries in Portsmouth, and whenever I visit Brighton, I always come home with a sense of envy at their infinite food scene, but Lusseau brings us that step closer to their ranks of sophistication. Lusseau is a smart independent store offering the likes of baguettes, patisseries, cured meats, cheeses and other French groceries.  Soon to be added to this list are wines too!  Their Ethos is to source only from quality French suppliers.  Marie has a kitchen upstairs which allows her to bake the fresh bread dough, and tells me she makes other delights too (which sell like hotcakes on a Saturday, so get in quick) such as cherry tarts and flan patissier.  Today was just a stop off to see how things are coming on, but I promised to be back on Saturday to make a purchase, and the rosemary bread looks like it will be making it’s way into my home for sure!

I wish Marie much success in her new venture. 

**UPDATED 1st February 2012  Lusseau is now a Delicatessen and not a French only food shop! Spanish, Italian, English and French produce! It also sells coffee and sandwiches**

Lusseau – 106 Marmion Road, Southsea, PO5 2BB
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm