Normandy-9/28/2015 - 10/1/2015

Trouville Caen-Arromanches American Cemetery Pointe du Hoc Mt. Saint Michel Dinner in Honfleur

Dinner in Honfleur, Normandy -9/30/2015

This is our last night in Normandy and Hoa insisted on eating local seafood tonight.  We walked by so many seafood restaurants in Trouville but we did not want to take a chance, so when in doubt I was look up for Rick Steve's recommendation and for Honfleur he recommended  Cote Resto, which is about 15 to 20 minutes from Trouville.  The restaurant is also located in a historic center.


The Église Ste-Catherine, or Church of Saint Catherine, was built following the Hundred Years War to replace a stone church that had been destroyed. It dates from the second half of the 15th century. The story has it that the citizens of Honfleur wanted to thank God for the fact that the British had left their country after a long war. Stone and masons were in high demand and short supply, but the locals were not to be deterred. Using what they knew which is building wooden ships, they quickly built a wooden church.

La place du Marché Saint Catherine- the church is on the left.  The restaurant is set in the heart of Honfleur, just off the place du Marché Saint Catherine, your have to make a right turn at the end of the street.

Walking into the restaurant.

The inside of the restaurant is really cozy and charming.


The menu offers outstanding seafood dishes, a solid wine French wine list.




Compliment of the house: mousse de saumon (salmon) with warm bread. 

I selected a Risotto de coquillage et crevette et son jus persille- Seafood Risotto and shrimps in it's own juice and parsley.

Kevin selected a Carpaccio de saumon marine au piment d'Espelette, tartare de concombre

Carpaccio of marinated salmon with Espelette pepper and cucumber tartar

Hoa selected a seafood platter: L'ecailler at €40

This is are really copious portion for 1 person.


1 large Tourteau (crab), 2 langoustines, grey shrimps, boulots (sea snails), bigorneaux (sea snails), 3 Amandes (white clams), 7 pink shrimps, and 4 oysters.

Wine to go with our seafood dishes

Nicely chilled.


I selected: Les trois poissons a la plancha, beurre blanc, legumes et riz basmati

3 types of fish (Salmon, tuna, sea bass) a la plancha, beurre blanc, vegetables and basmati rice=really delicious!

Kevin selected the Filet de bar et legumes printaniers

Bass filet with spring vegetables.


Kristie selected the Lotte roti au jambon Serrano

Monk fish wrapped in Serrano Ham

Everything was really delicious and as you can see we ate everything on our plate.!

Leftover-What leftover? 

They gave so much seafood that we all had to pitch in to help finish the seafood platter....


Really nice meal!


For dessert we ordered a cherry clafouti with strawberry sorbet.

Simply delicious!

On our way out ... this is in the middle of the place La place du Marché Saint Catherine- The church is on the left.

La place du March inspired so many painters...see below.

Le Clocher Sainte-Catherine, Honfleur

1917, Oil on canvas by Claude Monet

La place du Marche by Frank Myers Boggs (American)

Click on LINK to see his bio

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