Fodor's Expert Review Iguane Café

$$$$ Elsewhere on Grande-Terre Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Iguanas are indeed the theme here, and you can still spy them in unexpected places—but their numbers have diminished and the room now has a clean, contemporary appeal, just like the china and glassware. The salon seating for cocktails has a homey feel, with basket-weave rattan furniture and hot-pink accent pillows. Unquestionably original cuisine with Asian, Indian, Creole, and African influences is chef Sylvain Serouart's trademark. Two amuse-bouches will arrive, and there is usually a wonderful foie-gras appetizer—with a vintage-rum crème brûlée and a papaya compôte. Follow with a lobster ravioli dashed with lime, tinted with saffron. The menu is always evolving. Desserts, like a cacao ice-orange-cake, are contemporary marvels. This is a pricey place, but the tasting menu ensures the widest range of tastes.

Eclectic Romantic Service Trendy Sceney Dinner Brunch $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Rte. de La Pointe des Châteaux
St-François, Grande-Terre  97118, Guadeloupe

0590-88–61–37

www.iguane-cafe.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. No lunch Mon.–Sat.

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