In my last post, I mentioned visiting the market in Nouméa on the Saturday morning. We got there quite late in the morning, but there were still lots of stalls selling all sorts of things from bananas and melons to all sorts of fish.
Giant water melons
Sign at the fish counter
And yes – I did eat fish quite a bit while there, from an excellent salad at a local cafe built around tuna carpaccio, to a wonderful fresh tuna steak served with the most delicious coconut based sauce, to a delicious red snapper at Le Roof, where we also watched a turtle, manta ray and many fish swimming beneath us as we ate. We also had dinner one night at the Stone Grill steak house, where we were served excellent local steaks, with excellent side dishes and sauces (me with mushroom and Karl with peppercorn).
Le Roof, Nouméa
Fish salad with one of the local beers, No 1
And of course, since we were kind of in France, we also ate Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame…
..but decided not to try the second option on the menu below…