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Local food specialties

Local flavors of the land of Fort Boyard

Come to Rochefort Ocean and discover all its flavors! The destination is full of gastronomic treasures.

Let's start with the “grillon”, a pâté that you can enjoy as an appetizer with some fresh bread. You can savor it with the wine made at the Aix Island, which comes from the only winegrower of the small island.

Don’t forget to have a taste of the “Melon Charentais” and why not try out some Pineau des Charentes. Their flavors will blend perfectly!

And finally the mogette beans à la Charentaise, a simple recipe with tomato sauce, some carrots and lardons and roasted lamb. 

Flavors of the sea

Enjoy the proximity of the coast of Rochefort Ocean and its fresh seafood.

Try out our famous oysters with a little bit of lemon juice on them or have a taste of fresh scallops, clams, prawns, mussels that you’ll get from one of our fishmongers.

Sit down at one of Rochefort Ocean’s restaurant at Fouras-les-Bains or Port-des-Barques, on the seafront and ask for a mouclade, a typical recipe from Charente-Maritime, where mussels are cooked in a curry sauce.

The sweet treats of Rochefort Ocean

For those of you that have a sweet tooth, have a piece of the “galette charentaise à l’angélique”, a cake made of pastry and try the “brioche Ambrée”, perfect with your coffee after lunch.                                                                              

For dessert, let's try the “jonchée” made with rotten milk. Typically eaten during dessert, you can eat it as an appetizer, seasoned with chives or basil.

Treat yourself with the tasty chocolates Boyardises inspired by the Fort Bioyard or bring back home some sea salted caramel from Charente-Maritime!

Finally, during your visit in Rochefort, go to one of the candy store of the city and buy some “Aziyadés”, a hard boiled candy created by Rochefort’s candy makers for the Year of Pierre Loti and in reference to his Aziyadés novel.


Recipe for the “éclade” mussels :

• Place the mussels on a wooden board, with mussel tip pointing upwards.

• Garnish with pine needles.

• Blaze it for 4 to 5 minutes.

• Repeat the process 2 or 3 times: the mussels must "sing” ... that is the sign that they are ready.

• Fan away to remove the ash.

• Enjoy your mussels with bread and salted butter of course!