Friday, 4 January 2008

PhotoHunter: delicious

We had a special trip to the Ile de Ré for the New Year celebrations. Not only is is it 1 January, but also my husband's brithday, due to complete lack of forethought by his parents. We arrived in St Martin de Ré during the afternoon and went for a walk around town. More about that in another post.

When the fog became a bit much for us (as I said - more another time!), we went to have a look at the indoor market and found stalls and stalls of delicious seafood just waiting for the celebrations later that evening.

lobsters and crabs for sale

Lobsters and crabs, langoustines and prawns.

freshly caught fish

Fish caught the previous night.

packets of salt from the Ile de Ré

The Ile de Ré is famous for the salt produced there. It is apparently much sought after, and all sorts of varieties are on sale.

New Year's Eve menu

Then we went back to the hotel for the most delicious banquet for our Reveillon meal.

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  1. That looks like a very nice indoor market there. Weird but true: I love checking out markets in different countries, etc. -- and this even though I can't cook much or well at all! :b

  2. ooooo how fun. makes me hungry!
    happy weekend!

  3. oh my favourite..we cant usually eat lobster back in is just too expensive for me..

  4. Ooooh, all that seafood! Yum! I think you may have inspired the dinner we'll have tomorrow... must find that salmon I have here somewhere.

    Mine is up as well. Happy Saturday!

  5. wow ! that looks really very appetizing ! One of my best friends spends the whole months of September on the Ile de Ré, she loves it ! I have never been there.

  6. ohh fresh sea-food...very yummy and healthy:)

    Me and my crazy mind

  7. Wow, so many fresh seafoods. I'd love to have some lobsters right now. :)

    The menu is tempting. Hope you enjoyed the banquet.

    Happy New Year!

  8. I am a seafood lover. I won't be able to resist those crabs!

  9. wow, i love checking out the wet market esp. the fish market n those look really good!

  10. The fresh seafood looks good, especially those lobsters :P

  11. Looks yummy! And quite an experience I'm sure.

    My delicious is served....ummmm, posted! Drop by for a tasty treat!!

  12. Brilliant seafood.

    When I visited the Ile de Re, I have to confess that I popped into that hotel only to use the loos!

  13. Oooh that all looks so good! Happy weekend

  14. wooohhhooo!!! thats really delicious mmmmmm... indeed you have a very nice picture, keep it up!!!

    check mine:
    Happy Weekend!

  15. claudie http://www.lazaza83.fr5 January 2008 at 16:34

    L'île de Ré is a beautiful place for a réveillon! The photos of seafood are beautiful!

  16. With such a selection I'd be very hard pressed to make a choice! It all looks so good!

  17. Now I'm drooling...seafood is my beloved food. Thanks for sharing...
    Mine is up at 4SeasonsOfmylife and
    2Cents Worth . Hope you can visit me too. Happy Hunting.

  18. Ahh those lobster are really delicious once its cook! ;)
    Mine is up too

  19. I love seafood, but I'm very squeamish about touching it when it's raw, LOL. Have a lovely weekend!

    My PhotoHunt is up at Siani's Pot-Pourri.

  20. Beautiful pictures of delicious treats!
    My son's friend's bday is on Dic 31st...our wedding anniversary is on Jan 2nd :)
    Happy weekend!

  21. Oh, looks delicious.... *drooling*

    Great captured as usual :-)

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    Start The Ship Party!

  22. Wooow, how delicious - as a Norwegian, I just love sea food you know!

    Funny you had a post about that now since I've just posted about our New Years Eve dinner - come on over and have a treat :-)

  23. Welcome to Photo Hunt. Your first pics are the perfect catch. I can't believe all those different salts. I didn't know there were so many. Thanks for sharing. Hope your husband's birthday was nice even though you had the trip. Have a nice weekend.


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