Fine Dining in Northern France
Restaurant La Marie Galante
Where do I start to describe "La
Marie Galante"? My vocabulary doesn't contain enough superlatives to
make this review what it ought to be.
In short: if you want to eat sea food at the highest level, look no
further. "La Marie Galante" is the place to be, if you want
to try "un plateau fruits de mer". The best translation would be "a
feast of shell fish."
Many years of experience show off: from the presentation, to the
service, to the tiny little towel the size of a button, that swells
up in the warm water provided: everything is superbly orchestrated
The downside is that many years of experience have made many years
of happy customers, and that it is absolutely vital to book
a table well in advance, since there is rarely a seat available at
"La Marie Galante".
We went there on a week day in April, had a stroll along the rocky
beach (panoramic photo on top) and enjoyed what the sea had to
offer, through the hands of "La Marie Galante".
We ordered a "menu 'Ch'ti" that
included mussels to our choice and a half a liter of lager beer at
€18 and a "plateau fruits de mer" at €38. We chose "moules
façons Picardie", mussels with cream and mushrooms completed with
french fries. The plateau contained oysters, whelks, half a crab,
langoustines, shrimps and prawns. This was served with bread,
mayonnaise, cocktail sauce, vinaigrette and a whole variety of tools
to open the shellfish. To top it up, an adult-sized bib was offered
to protect our clothing....
"La Marie Galante is ab-so-lu-te-ly worth a visit!
Restaurant "La Marie Galante"