La Cigale, a Taste of the Mediterranean has had a rebirth in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Just south of busy Atlantic Avenue on Federal Highway you will be swept away to the sights and smells of the Mediterranean Coastline. Think of the French Riviera, Morocco, Greece, Italy and delight in the cuisines of each.
You will be greeted by your host, Francis Touboul, a native of Marseilles. Your food will be prepared by Moroccan native, Farid Oualidi, the executive chef. You may be served by one of our staff from Corsica or another from Lyon or yet another from the Basque region all of whom would be delighted to make your experience more enjoyable by sharing tidbits of their native cities.
A bright colored original mural, painted by well known New England artist Susy Pilgim Waters, adorns the walls throughout the dining room and depicts sights in and around Delray Beach. The vibrant colors in this mural are picked up by the floating ovals overhead and the light show behind the bar.
In addition to perennial customer favorites on our menu like Snail and Mushroom Cassolette, Mussels Mariniere, Foie Gras in Cassis Reduction, Dover Sole Meuniere, Filet Bernaise and Steak au Poivre we offer many new Mediterranean dishes suitable to the tropical Florida weather. Such lighter fare which relies heavily on the finest olive oils and herbs for exotic flavors is among our new offerings. Some of these are our special Antipasto platter for 4 people, Calamari and Broccoli sautéed in white wine and spices and our daily specials such as Paella from Spain, Couscous from Morocco and whole baked fish from Portugal.