When this close the ocean, I would happily eat seafood every night of the week to make the most of the fantastic fresh fish on offer. A great way to really enjoy the catches of the day with a bit of a difference is La Cabane de l’Ecailler, a seafood and oyster restaurant just behind Canne’s La Croisette.
Here you’ll find classic seafood, as well as some Asian influenced dishes and some great platters to sample a range of shellfish, oysters and lobster.
With a great passion for fresh produce and excellent service for their clientele, the Cabane de l’Ecailler team began their venture in the fishing village Cagnes sur Mer, where they opening their first restaurant in 2010. This establishment was later awarded the ‘Titre Maitre Restaurateur’, a prestigious French title, recognising true ambassadors of home-made cooking and fresh cuisine.
Carrying their success further afield, they later opened two new restaurants in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and in Cannes, both with exactly the same philosophy and dedication to serving fresh seafood straight from the ocean. The chefs here pride themselves in buying their produce straight from local fisherman when their boats return to port each day.
Approaching the Cannes restaurant, I passed their selection of this fresh produce on ice outside which was very effective at getting my mouth watering! Browsing the menu, I think I could have been happy with absolutely any choice, but finally settled on the fusion inspired tuna tataki dish.
This was preceded by a deliciously fresh amuse bouche of tartare of crab with a citrus mayonnaise on a bed of cucumber and kiwi.
The main following shortly afterwards and was cooked to perfection and the wok fried vegetables were a great crisp accompaniment to the tender fish.
I finished off with a crème caramel infused with genepi –a flavour that I would more usually expect when up in the mountains, it was really enjoyable to sample the strong digestive used in a completely different way.
There is a great variety of seafood on offer at the Cabane de l’Ecailler, making it a great option for a group wanted to sample lots of different things. Equally, the fantastic décor and lovely lighting make it the perfect choice for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
Platters at dinner time range from 24€ to 72.50€ per person and a three course menu is on offer at 45€. They also have a varied sushi menu and the option to ‘create your own’ platter, so there really is something for everyone.