Two of the best-recommended dining spots in Martinique lie on the Atlantic coastline. If you arrive for lunch, you'll be steered toward the less expensive and less formal of the two, Le Campêche, an oceanfronting outdoor bistro where good-looking people in teeny bathing suits are not at all out of the ordinary. Menu items focus on tried-and-true Creole specialties, as well as salads, pastas, and well-prepared grilled fish and meats.
At Le Bélem, a romantic eatery noted for its wine list and its "gastronomic" interpretation of all things French and Antillean, dinners are more elaborate and more formal. Begin with a tarte tatin of foie gras with caramelized yellow bananas, shallots, and a confit of limes. You might also enjoy a succulent version of magret of duckling with green papaya and christophene. Main courses include a filet of red snapper served with a fondue of leeks and truffled fava beans. Another artful dish is spiny lobster prepared three different ways: roasted with vanilla-flavored butter; as lobster ravioli; and served cold, in gelatin, with caviar.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Le Bélem/Le Campêche
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- Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 596/54-80-80
- In the Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, Quartier Cap Est
- Le François
- Le Bélem daily 7:30-10:30pm. Le Campêche daily noon-3pm and 7-10:30pm
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