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L’Ecailler – restaurant on Ile de Ré

L'Ecailler - Restaurant de poissons

Summer and sun – that is wonderful isn’t? Thought about sharing my review of a restaurant I went to on one of my trips to the French island Ile de Ré last Spring. The restaurant is called L’Ecailler and is situated in one of the harbours of the island. And that’s a good thing – if you want to have fresh fish and seafood :-)

Since I’m a big lover of scallops I had a scallop carpaccio as a starter (Carpaccio de Saint-Jacques) and a delicious filet de sole as main course. The dinner was outstanding, very delicious and I enjoyed every moment of it. The restaurant was very cosy, the service excellent and if you’re in good company it just can’t be better! It’s quite expensive though..but if you’re looking for a gastronomic experience it is worth every euro. So if you are passing by Ile de Ré this summer and would like to know where to go for dinner, this is a great place if you love fish and seafood.

L’Ecailler –  Port de La Flotte, 3 quai de Sénac , Ile de Ré – Téléphone : 05 46 09 56 40

L'Ecailler - Restaurant de poissons

L'Ecailler - Restaurant de poissons

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Here are some more photos from the beautiful island Ile de Ré, Atlantics St Tropez but with a more laid-back charm :-) A typical day on the island starts with a breakfast with fresh baked bread from the closest boulangerie, then you take a bike to the beach to stroll along the beautiful seaside or to swim in the ocean with turquoise coloured water…if you’re not up to going to the beach just stroll around on the island and watch the houses and their colorful doors with beautiful patina. For lunch and dinner you enjoy the typical food on the island…SEAFOOD! Take a glass of pastis before the delicious langoustines, prawns, different kind of fish or what the local fisherman have got to offer In the late evening take your car to drive along the island while watching the sunset….that’s what I call quality of life :-)

Here you can read and see more photos from my vaccation on the island of Rhé: Ile de Ré, La Poissonnerie, Ice cream at l’Atélier, Barbeque in the garden, Master Blaster, Taxi Brousse, La Martinière, Barbeque in the garden x2 and Specialities from the island of Rhé.

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Specialities from Isle of Rhé (Ile de Ré)

Crystalized violets and rose petals

I love crystalized violets and while we were strolling around in the markets I found crystalized rose petals. It was the first time I tasted the crystalized rose petals and I loved it, so I brought back a bag with a mix of crystalized rose petals and violets. We also bought sea salt flakes that is one of the main local speciality from the isle.

Salt from Ile de Ré

Barbeque in the garden x2

Ile de Ré

Yet another barbeque in the garden by mr L’s father. He had made his home-made mayonnaise (very delicious!) and he served it aside shrimps and langoustines that we had as starter. The maincourse was sole fish that he barbequed and that we had with potatoes and his home-made sauce…I enjoyed everything to the fullest and I’m sure that if mr L’s father was a chef on a restaurant the restaurant would have been packed every single day, that is how delicious his food is :-)

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Taxi Brousse

@ Le Taxi Brousse

The restaurant where we had the birthday dinner is named Le Taxi Brousse (the Jungle Taxi) and situated in the north of the island of Ré. The open-air restaurant with a private pool and sand dunes with tables and chairs in wood had a very cosy atmosphere and I really liked it. We had mussles and shrimp and avacado salad as starter (the mussles were to die for!) and me I had cod fish as main course. They had many different desserts and I chose fried peaches with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream and it turned out to be a delicate choice. I’ve never tried the combination of peaches and cinnamon but it’s a winning combination and I’ll definately try to do this dessert at home ;-)

Le Taxi Brousse, 20 rue des Anneries, La Couarde  (Ile de Ré)+5 4629 9033

Le Taxi Brousse

Le Taxi Brousse

Le Taxi Brousse

Le Taxi Brousse

Le Taxi Brousse

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