We missed out on the lobster… The one that gets scooped up off the coast of Quiberon every Friday and flambéed at night at Le Poulpe, a Grolandais café along the Lorient docks that brings good food to its zenith! You’re guaranteed to eat well once you’re there (flea market furniture, wine posters, hearty laughter filling the air), where the €27 menu by Alexandre Nagy is a color-drenched feast. The night we went: risotto (a little watery) with scallops and a nose-tickling horseradish cream; a beautiful roasted guinea fowl thigh, glistening in its jus over a bed of lentils; then very domestic roasted apples with cacao crumble and vanilla mousse. To drink: a fruity Bourgueil from the Domaine de la Chevalerie (€3.10 a glass) or Le Pech Abusé (€29 a bottle). FYI! Le Poulpe is only open one night a week (Fridays) upon reservation only, for both lobster dinners (€43, when you reserve the day before) and normal menus (€27). Lunch menu €16.90. // A.A.