March 9 2011
**Good news! La Rhumerie has re-opened! Already packed full of locals and tourists alike all sampling the delicious rums, I hot-footed back and here is the link to the new post.**
This great but unassuming little place specialises in rum. Any rum. All rum. As you can see from my drink in the photo above, it does long cocktails, but as you can also see from my friend's drink, it also serves rum on the rocks, with just sugar syrup and, in this case, a passion fruit so you can mix the drink yourself.
They also serve good quality, Caribbean-themed food, which as well as obviously complementing the rums very well, also can abate any drunken hunger pangs. When we were here, there was a spectacular thunderstorm outside, which, not that we needed it at all!, gave us a perfect excuse to stay for another drink, or two, or three, combined with the very tasty Creole appetisers (especially the open crab sandwich) and let the storm pass by. And pssst!, it's also reputedly the favourite hang-out for France's ex-President Jacques Chirac so keep an eye out for celebrities while you're here.