La Mère Poulard
La Mère Poulard is a restaurant and hotel on Mont Saint-Michel. The restaurant dates back to 1879, and is known for the wall of autographs from over a century of famous diners, including Ernest Hemingway and Yves Saint Laurent.
It is most famous for its speciality giant omelettes: several inches thick, made in hand-hammered copper bowls, and cooked over an open fire. The omelettes resemble a soufflé more than a traditional omelette. In summer 2009, the cheapest omelette on the menu at the restaurant is €18 per 100 gram (the minimal portion is 250 gram, thus €45 for the dish). However, in June 2012, the price had already risen to €25 per 100 gram and the minimal portion was 300 gram, resulting in a €75 "basic" omelette (served with half grilled[clarification needed] lobster and truffled potatoes).