21. L'AIR DU TEMPS
Liernu, Belgium
22. SANT PAU
Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
23. DAL PESCATORE
Canneto Sull' Oglio, Italy
24. MUGARITZ
Errenteria, Spain
25. PIAZZA DUOMO
Alba, Italy
26. LA MARINE
Noirmoutier, France
27. COMBAL.ZERO
Rivoli, Italy
28. LEDOYEN
Paris, France
29. LA GRENOUILLÈRE
La Madelaine-sur-Montreuil, France
30. AUBERGE DE L'ILL
Illhausern, France

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La Marine
Noirmoutier, France

5 RUE MARIE LEMONNIER
02 51 39 23 09
WWW.CHATEAUXHOTELS.COM/RESTAURANT-LA-MARINE-3107

We dare anyone to name another chef who can cook fish like Alexandre Couillon. Scrambled eggs with sea urchin; monkfish paired with a magnificent spear of white asparagus and finished with a sauce of smoked eel and pear; local cod coated with a light sauce made with goat cheese and paired with zucchini and Charantes melon – these are just a few of the delicious dishes that emerge from Couillon’s kitchen. Céline Couillon runs the small dining room, and the terrific little list of local wines from the Vendée she has put together go perfectly with her husband’s cooking. The setting is idyllic: on the port in Noirmoutier-en-L’Ile, where, if you are lucky, you will get to watch local fishing boats arrive with something that might end up as your dinner.