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Chez Carole

Rue Blenac (Rue Isambert) Send to Phone
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A modest eatery at the back of the covered market where Carole Michel prepares Creole cuisine.

Lunch Mon.-Sat.

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Chez Carole Restaurant Review

: Leave the long slices of cinnamon bark, the piles of bright green avocados the size of melons, and the myriads of magical powders on the shelves of the spice shop at the covered market in Fort-de-France, and make your way to the back towards Chez Carole. A simple open kitchen and wooden tables await. But don’t be fooled---Carole Michel, who mans the stove, spent eight years in France and makes notable Creole specialties. Start with the ubiquitous accras (cod fritters), crispy, tangy, and with just the right dose of heat. A tender fricassée of chatrou (octopus) bubbles in the deep pot while a freshly caught red snapper doused with lime juice twirls on the grill. The menu changes every day but you’ll always find tender red beans and caramelized sweet plantains. Bonus? The flan, served with a smile.


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