Trimmed in hues of blue and yellow, this 1871 Creole cottage is one of the few surviving 19th-century buildings on the island. It has whitewashed gingerbread latticework outside and a fetching dollhouse interior of bold, saturated colors. Across the street the historic salt press for which the restaurant is named is on permanent display—a vestige of the island's long-gone salt industry. Give it a look, and then tuck into Le Pressoir for creative and classically prepared continental fare, including a pumpkin and coconut gazpacho, grilled frogs' legs Provençal style, and a roasted guinea hen stuffed with foie gras. In addition to nightly specials, the restaurant offers special tasting menus. A recent four-course lobster menu (€58) included lobster bisque, lobster ravioli in a creamy passionfruit sauce, lobster tail in a lychee emulsion, and dessert.
St. Maarten/St. Martin
St. Maarten/St. Martin› Restaurant
32 bd. de Grand Case, St. Martin
Our Rating Neighborhood Grand Case Hours Daily 6–11pm, closed Sun in low season, closed Sep 15–Oct 15 Prices Main courses €25–€38 Cuisine Type French Web site Le Pressoir
Map32 bd. de Grand Case, St. Martin St. Maarten/St. Martin
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