We ate here while waiting for the late-night Air Tahiti Nui flight to the US. We took a cab from the airport and the same driver agreed to come back for us (and did, right on schedule!). Cab fare was 1500 XPF to the restaurant and 2500 back to the airport as it was night rates.
We arrived during happy hour so each had a couple of drinks. Husband had Mai Tais, which probably had as much alcohol as my caipirinhas but were mixed with a lot of juice in a much larger glass. The pours seemed fine even though HH drinks are half price.
I had a warm goat cheese salad and husband had pasta carbonara. Both were very good (and excellently presented) but there were mushrooms in the pasta and tomato chunks in the salad which we weren't expecting. (Not usually in those recipe, not listed on the menu, something we would have asked to have left off if we had known.) The salad dressing came on the side which was a nice touch.
When we arrived they asked us if we wanted smoking or non-smoking and we said as far away from smokers as possible as Mr. DangerGirl is very sensitive to cigarette smoke. We were outside and I understand how air currents work, but smokers wound up sitting two tables away from us so really--what is the point of asking if it can't be accomodated anyway. This was an issue throughout French Polynesia, because most restaurants are open-air and unless you are upwind of everybody it's tough to get around. We wound up moving inside for dessert, which they were very nice about accomodating--this was a weeknight and the restaurant was nowhere near full.
Dessert was ice cream for husband and creme brulee for me. The creme brulee was good, the texture of the custard was perfect and it was very tasty. The sugar crust was the perfect thickness but the custard was a bit on the warm side so I don't know if it had been made recently or warmed up a little when the sugar was being caramelized. It was a large enough portion that we probably could have shared it if Mr. DangerGirl was as into creme brulee as I am.
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