For over ten years now, Fumio Kudaka has been working behind the big L-shaped bar above Breizh Café, electrifying the local terroir with his lightning flashes of inspiration. In his ultra-sleek Japanese den done up with light wood, granite and slate, we glide from the hypnotic spectacle of the Mont Saint-Michel Bay to the just as magnetic spectacle of his polychromatic compositions. He performed an impeccable symphony the day we went for lunch, initiating things with generous strips of mi-cuit lobster from the Chausey islands, with an onion coulis, sansho pepper and capers, served with a translucent daikon radish salad pimped out with lemon and yuzu; impeccable karaage (breaded and fried) chicken covered in a Japanese tartar sauce over a bed of asparagus, crisp green beans and pan-fried fennel; incredibly tender pan-fried, free-range pork dressed over tender, latticed carrots and peppers, with red cabbage braised in rice vinegar and an eggplant and chili purée; before the banzai finale, a stunning cheesecake topped with Japanese cherry blossoms, yukari powder-infused whipped cream and a sour cherry sorbet. // S.L.
FEELING THIRSTY? Genmaicha tea and sakes that have all been carefully selected, or natural wines (Mosse, Pacalet, Riffault)… in addition to some fine sparkling hard apple ciders.
PRICE: Menus €48 (lunch, food and wine + sake pairings €23) and €85 (+€35 to €38).