As promised, we are back today with our review of Le Carré Gourmand in Crotoy, in the Somme Bay. In our last post, we wrote to you about our trek across the Somme Bay, the creepy crawly friends we made along the way, the delicious sea plants we had the chance to taste and the gorgeous sea plant pesto recipe we created as a result of our adventure.
If you are searching where to eat in Le Crotoy, we highly recommend Le Carré Gourmand! This is a little jewel of a restaurant that serves fresh, delicious and reasonably priced eats in Le Crotoy. Service is intimate and as we say inFrench, “soigné”, as the restaurant only serves up to 28 people at a time.
We were a little pressed for time as Le Carré Gourmand opens at 12h30 and we had to arrive for the start of our trek across the Somme Bay at 13h30. Nonetheless, we had a perfect lunch and enjoyed every minute and all of the delicious flavors we packed into our quickie 45 minute lunch in Le Crotoy.
The menu is small; offering a curated selection of fresh starters, main courses and desserts each day. The menu ranges from 29 – 40€ per person (before drinks) and includes a starter, main dish and dessert. We had to fast track our meal to make our Somme Bay trek departure time, so we decided to order an à-la-carte main dish and dessert. We asked the chef for the fastest option and he recommended we all get the “cabillaud” (cod) and chorizo as a main dish and the revisited lemon meringue tart with buckwheat biscuits as dessert. This is what we were most tempted by anyway so we were very excited!
As we mentioned in our article about our trek across Somme Bay, this area is known for “agneau présalé” or salted lamb. The lamb has this name because it eats the region’s saltwater plants which gives it a slightly salty flavor when it is cooked. We have enjoyed “agneau présalé” in other restaurants and it is absolutely a treat. It is quite rare so you can expect to pay more for this dish (I believe it was 35€ at Le Carré Gourmand). It takes longer to prepare, so unfortunately, we were not able to try it at Le Carré Gourmand this time around. We will have to save it for our next visit! If you are searching where to eat in Le Crotoy and you have the desire to try the “agneau présalé”, you can find it here.
Back to our delicious meal! What did we eat at Le Carré Gourmand?
Cod with chorizo, coconut rice and steamed salicorne
Revisited lemon meringue tart with buckwheat biscuits
Are you still wondering where to eat in Le Crotoy?!!
To make a reservation :
Le Carré Gourmand
53 rue Porte du Pont
80550 Le Crotoy
Tel : 03 22 27 46 72
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