Friday, June 25, 2010

Cafe De St Malo

There's a backload of Europe restaurant reviews, and certainly I'm not going to blog about all, because, in truth some of them I've really forgetten what they taste like, and when that happens it probably means the food's just average, and well perhaps it doesn't make much sense for me to blog about something just average.
I mean, if that's the case I could tell you about my KFC that night after a night out in London's Notting hill (opposite the notting hill arts club), but that wouldn't do it justice. the chicken was really nice, by the way.

Here's Cafe de St Malo, located in, st malo, no prizes for guessing, at the entrance of the Walled City (Intra muros) of St Malo. St Malo's a touristy town in Brittany, in the Northwest of France, where all the oysters are caught. The oysters here were selling for about 4 euros for a dozen, so you can imagine how awesome that must have been. So here's seafood city, and of course, Cafe De St Malo offers seafood, seafood, and more seafood. They had different varieties of their Plateau de Fruits de mer, which is really, seafood platter in French, but the French love their courses, and so often for lunch the "set menu" consisting of a starter, main, and dessert is usually offered, and it's called le "menu". This is, as opposed to Germany, or Austria, where such a concept is quite alien to them - they just have one course which is really so filling that you can't really have much else. But back to the menu, usually you can't choose that many things for the menu (in other Parisian restaurants), but for this one you can, i mean, they offered us quite alot of choices. So here goes.

Well, being in seafood town means eating seafood; so my friends had a famous seafood dish, "Soup de Poissons", which is basically fish soup, but it's done in such a way that all the goodness of the fish is extracted out into the soup to form a really flavourful, fish-based soup with all the nice seafood flavours. Recipes can be found online - apparently it's a Provencial soup (from Provence, south of France), and it's very similar to bouillabaisse, with saffron, white wine, etc, and it's served with croutons and gruyere cheese. Well, this one was served similarly, and it was pretty good! Very very good. I had a sip of my friend's soup and regretted not ordering it as I was sick that day and hot soup would have done much good. It was very flavourful, probably the best soup de poissons we ate. (yes we ate at two other places the same soup, which weren't as good).

For my starter though I chose the assorted seafood platter, which came with bulots (snails), which were, okay, ugh, much like eating chut chut, very nice, sweet prawns, Cancale oysters, which were pretty alright if a bit salty, and they had a special oyster which was a supplement of 1 euro, which tasted pretty much better than the ordinary oysters in that it had a more complex taste, and a longer finish. And of course, langostines - which is something very wonderful to eat because the meat's very sweet, sweeter than a prawn, and it's much easier to eat due to its thin skin. There were crab legs too, which had roe. yums. (8/10)

For my main, I ordered assorted fish on "cabbage", which turned out to be Sauerkraut. The fish was fine, salmon, haddock, and all, but I didn't care much for their version of sauerkraut, which should have been named sour-krat, it was that sour. too much vinegar! But the fish was fresh, I guess.... (6.5/10)

Dessert was Creme Brulee, which was pretty good, actually. a decent rendition. (7/10)

Pretty decent meal at Cafe de st malo!

Cafe De St Malo
St Malo (at the entrance)


Anonymous said...

Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to take
a look. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking
and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful
blog and fantastic style and design.

Here is my webpage :: online business cards

Anonymous said...

Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance, and I'm shocked why this coincidence didn't happened in advance!

I bookmarked it.

Here is my web site - akribos xxiv watches for women

Anonymous said...

I have to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this website. I'm hoping to check
out the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as
well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own site now ;)

my web-site :: search results

Anonymous said...

hello!,I love your writing very so much! proportion we be in contact more about your post on AOL?

I need a specialist on this space to solve my problem.

May be that's you! Looking forward to look you.

Feel free to visit my homepage victorinox

Anonymous said...

I will right away clutch your rss feed as I can not
in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
Do you have any? Please allow me understand in order that I may just subscribe.

Here is my web-site; armitron watches for men

Anonymous said...

I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and
coverage! Keep up the amazing works guys I've added you guys to my personal blogroll.

My blog: vestal

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
Plz respond as I'm looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

Here is my web site;

Anonymous said...

This is really fascinating, You're an overly skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to looking for more of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

Here is my web site :: relic watches for men

Anonymous said...

My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I may as
well check things out. I like what I see so i am just
following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a
second time.

Feel free to surf to my website:ő:Aaron2099

Anonymous said...

Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this blog. It's
simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance" between usability and appearance. I must say you have done a great job with this. Also, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Safari. Superb Blog!

Feel free to visit my web blog;

Anonymous said...

I think the admin of this web page is in fact
working hard for his web site, for the reason that here every stuff is
quality based data.

my website: akribos for women

Anonymous said...

I used to be suggested this blog by way of my cousin.

I am now not positive whether or not this publish is written via him as nobody else
know such particular about my difficulty. You're wonderful! Thank you!

Look into my web page ... men's victorinox swiss army

Anonymous said...

We're a bunch of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You've performed a formidable task and our whole
neighborhood will probably be thankful to you.

Also visit my page -

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.

Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

Here is my web-site watches for sale

Anonymous said...

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.

nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish
be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as
exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

Feel free to surf to my web blog - search results

Anonymous said...

I couldn't resist commenting. Perfectly written!

Here is my blog post; vestal watches

Anonymous said...

Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.
It will always be helpful to read through content from
other writers and practice a little something from their sites.

my webpage