Every morning around 6:30am, the local fishermen pull up their boats to the entrance of the Gustavia harbor and drop off their morning’s catch. It’s a small building with a faded painted sign that reads, “poisson” in block letters. The average passerby would never even know it’s there. I had read stories online from a few people who said that if you want fresh fish in St Barts, this was the place to go. You had to get there before 8am or the fish would all be gone. It’s where the restaurants source their fish daily, and I was set on doing the same! It was everything I could have hoped for and more. The small hut is on the water and they have a couple of big cement tubs where the fish are kept cool in ice. You pick what you’d like from their selections – dorado, tuna, poisson rouge. I selected a beautiful small dorado that they cleaned and filleted. It was 9 euro for a fish that would have easily fed six people. I cooked it for dinner tonight by pan searing it in butter, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper. I made a small side of rice and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Oh how I love the simplicity of island living!