Monthly Archives: August 2013

Perfect poisson

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If Jemapa ( see the When the Boat comes in entry ) can’t provide the fish you need, then surely the Bordin family can come up with goods.

From Bar to Rouget. Not forgetting Moules, Crevettes and even Anchois, they have it all.  If you can’t make your mind up you can always snap up one of their big jars of fish soup.

But what makes their stall in the St Martin de Re market stand out is the way all the fish is displayed.  It looks so fresh, you want to buy something.  Image

The best time to see the show and it is a show, even if it’s your taste buds that will enjoy it most, is first thing in the morning, when the market has just opened.

Sometimes you’ll think how can they sell this much fish? But come back close to 1pm and often the choice is limited.  It is simply the finest fresh fish.

And if you need a house to cook it in.  Just click here…

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When the boat comes in

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One of the many delights of the island is the fish.  In restaurants keep your eyes open for poissons from petit bateau.  The fish that comes in on the small boats.  Probably the best known small boat on the island is Jemapa, the last surviving working fishing boat in La Flotte.

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The catch is unloaded on the quay just in front of the Tourist Office.

You can buy the fish direct every Monday to Saturday morning 10.30 – 12.30 from the family house at 63 Route De St Martin, La Flotte.

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Hungry for more?  The check the availability of our lovely house in St Martin right now.  It sleeps up to 8 but is also ideal for just a couple or two couples wanting to share a week on one of France’s loveliest islands.

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