It’s always surprising to happen across streets in the sprawling industrial area of Jarry, in Baie Mahault, with such pretty spots such as this. Délices du Papillon is tucked away behind a relatively unattractive frontage with metal bars, and unleashes its magic as soon as you step over the threshold. Since 2011, Jeff and Aurélie Anthus have tackled the kitchen in truly equal measures. And here, in their first restaurant, they have kept their promise. The chef, known for his exploits on MasterChef 2011, prepares cross-cultural food with finesse, in which Caribbean flavours are married delicately with skilled French techniques. Poetically written, the menu alone is enough to make your mouth water in this small restaurant (local pork belly, confit before being grilled in sugarcane juice and spices, semi-cooked tuna loin served with a virgin olive oil raspberry and grapefruit sauce), before being charmed by the food itself, which is sure to impress.
Raviole et cromesquis de boudin noir, crème de foie gras
Œuf de poule « djenm » en basse température, épinards créoles, crème de giraumon , émulsion coco, chips de malanga
Risotto de christophines, crevettes panées au manioc