Where : La Mère Poulard, Mont Saint-Michel
You must try the famous giant soufflé omelet. These omelettes are hand-made hammered copper bowls and cooked over an open fire. This combination along with a specific whisking pattern creates the fluffiest, airiest omelette you've ever seen !
It's a Normandy tradition and “La Mere Poulard” claims to have the original recipe. It appears this restaurant was founded in 18th century and still carrying tradition. It was also recommended by our B&B hostess. Thus, the restaurant is located just past the main gate of the Mont Saint-Michel. We recommend that you make reservations well in advance to secure your spot since we were turned away, in low-season.
Mère Poulard is quite touristy and highly recommended, as a result it's on the expensive side. If out of your budget, check out the main entrance to see the copper bowl over open fire, even if you won't stay for dinner. Consequently, we opted for the À la carte menu. First, there was an entrée, then an omelet of choice and finally a dessert. All for roughly 35 to 45 euros per person.
Serge: 4 Eli: 5
Recommend: Yes, it was nice to try this famous and different omelet, typical from Normandy.
- Make an in-person or online reservation first thing. We learned the hard way, but we had a second day !