Starting on a general note, reviews about New Caledonia seem to imply that it as an expensive place to holiday. Compared to Asia, the answer is "yes". Compared to Australia, the answer is "comparable" if at times even "no". Remember that you are in France in the South Pacific.
This brings me to O'Boucher. As the name would suggest (butcher), if you are not a dedicated carnivore then you may like to consider eating somewhere else. If you like your meat, then you will not go away disappointed. We ate there twice during our 9 night stay in New Caledonia.
The wait staff are decked out in crisp white shirts and black pants or skirts according to gender topped off with a traditional, save for it being red rather than white, French butchers apron, being an apron with only a single shoulder strap. They are helpful and attentive and will provide a menu in English without even having to be asked .
The wine list is stacked with reds, French of course although for the patriots among us you can get a bottle of Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet, but why would you? Unfortunately, the concept of BYO is not known, so this bumps the bill up slightly. Teetotalers need not be so concerned.
The food is faultless and the servings generous. There is probably no need for an entree and a tasting plate consisting of air dried sausage, goose rillette and duck liver pate with accompanying bread and cornichons was enough to be shared by three.
The mains are too numerous to list, but include salads (which the French consider to be a meal on their own) carpaccios and "tartares" of raw beef or tuna and a half a dozen different cuts of beef cooked to your liking with some lamb, chicken, pork and burgers thrown in for good measure.
Sides consist of a choice of two out of steamed rice, frites, roast potato, mashed potato, green salad or daily specials which included on our visits green beans with garlic and cauliflower gratin.
The steaks were cooked exactly as asked, and our 18 year old son who has traveled widely and fancies himself as a connoisseur of steak tartare, rated O'Bouchers as one of the best he has eaten, even compared with those served in France.
When it comes to the tab I would suggest paying on credit card, as this is by far the best exchange rate you will get against the $AUD to the French Pacific Franc, and that is how the prices are calculated.
Bottle of Chateau Castera (Bordeaux) $53.00
Tasting Plate $17.00
Steak Tartare $21.00 x2
Eye Fillet $31.00
An Eye Fillet steak in a good quality restaurant in Australia for under $40.00!!! As Darryl Kerrigan of "The Castle" would say "Tell him he's dreaming".
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