Eat local: Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

Le Surcouf, in the center of the old town specializes in Fruits de Mer (seafood), Homard (lobster) and poissons (fresh fish), Roscoff, Brittany, France

Le Surcouf, in the center of the old town specializes in Fruits de Mer (seafood), Homard (lobster) and poissons (fresh fish), Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

Roscoff, France, on the Brittany coast, has several nice restaurants in the town.  We chose a seafood restaurant specializing in Fruits de Mer (seafood), Homard (lobster) and poissons (fresh fish), Le Surcouf, in the center of the old town.

 

The fresh salt water tank full of Homard Bleu (blue lobsters from the coast of Brittany) and fresh local crabs, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

The fresh salt water tank full of Homard Bleu (blue lobsters from the coast of Brittany) and fresh local crabs, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

When we entered, we were very excited to see the fresh salt water tank full of Homard Bleu (blue lobsters from the coast of Brittany) and fresh local crabs.

 

An appetizer salad of Coquille St. Jacques (scallops, with their roe), Crevettes (shrimp) and Artichaut (artichoke hearts), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France--

An appetizer salad of Coquille St. Jacques (scallops, with their roe), Crevettes (shrimp) and Artichaut (artichoke hearts), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France–

 

Soupe de Poissons (Breton fish soup) with Sauce Rouille, Gruyere cheese and Croûtons, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

Soupe de Poissons (Breton fish soup) with Sauce Rouille, Gruyere cheese and Croûtons, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

The intrepid explorer bibbed up for Homard Bleu, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

The intrepid explorer bibbed up for Homard Bleu, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

Homard Bleu a la Le Surcouf (Brittany blue lobster prepared by the chef in his style), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

Homard Bleu a la Le Surcouf (Brittany blue lobster prepared by the chef in his style), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

Local torteau (Breton crab), served cold with homemade mayonnaise, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

Local torteau (Breton crab), served cold with homemade mayonnaise, Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

All of our dishes were excellent — and we knew the seafood was fresh, as the waitress showed us the Homard Bleu and torteau after she removed them from the salt water tank at the front of the restaurant.  And our dessert (photograph below) was light, airy and delicious.

 

Our shared dessert was Des îles flottantes (floating islands of meringue with Crème Anglaise), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

Our shared dessert was Des îles flottantes (floating islands of meringue with Crème Anglaise), Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

 

5 thoughts on “Eat local: Le Surcouf, Roscoff, Brittany, France

    • The Intrepid Explorer sends her regards!
      As you’ve noticed, the past few weeks we have been in gastronomic heaven — from Portugal to France, Belgium and then the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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