Even if there's a downpour, a terrace table right on the crystalline Deshaies Bay is a dream fulfilled. Besides, La Savane's roof overhang (with gingerbread fretwork) will keep you dry, and the music and food does a lot to keep spirits high here. Part of the fascination with this gastronomique outpost is that the owning family has a most unusual, vastly international background that influences the operation. Emilia, the mother, is Portuguese, yet she lived in Angola (Africa) for 15 years, thus the African decor and name. The father, Vincent, is French and was a candy maker in Switzerland. Daughter Tatiana is the welcoming English-speaking server. Her dad's desserts are not to be missed, like the tarte tatin with Calvados-infused butter. Among the mains, the giant crayfish in red curry/coconut milk has proved successful. Chef Vincent prides himself on the freshest fish and product; lobster must be ordered in advance as he gets them in live Some diners feel that Savane is expensive, but quality ingredients coupled with creativity make for happy forks.
Blvd. des Poissonniers, Deshaies, Basse-Terre, 97126, Guadeloupe