You're in for a treat
If you’re dreaming of sharing a seafood platter with friends on the terrace in front of a restaurant on the harbour in Barfleur or Barneville-Carteret, or tasting a delicious local leg of lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven on the market in Cherbourg, Valognes or Bricquebec, there are so many top-quality local products to choose from in Cotentin!
The chefs in the traditional restaurants of Normandy in Cherbourg will concoct some rich and subtle flavours just for you, or go to the nearby towns of Saint Germain-des-Vaux or Jobourg and you’ll have a view of the sea while you eat.
While staying in Cotentin, don’t miss the salmon from Cherbourg harbour, the excellent, award-winning Cotentin blue lobster, a “moussette” (young spider crab), or the oysters of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. If you’re looking for something sweet, you’ll love the delicious cakes and biscuits made right here in Cotentin, or the irresistable products from the farms of Normandy, made with butter and cream.
Fans of vegetables won’t be disappointed here, the mild climate and “terroir” of the peninsula, especially in the Val de Saire, boasts a wide variety of vegetables (leeks, carrots, cauliflower, etc.), and of course all of this washed down with some naturally sparkling Cotentin cider, made according to authentic traditions and recognised “AOC” (Controlled Designation of Origin) since 2016.
The restaurants, inns and French pancake houses will all give you a warm welcome and let you discover the flavours of Cotentin and the expertise of the their chefs!