We have lived in this area for over ten years and eating out is one of our passions. Dining out at these prices should be a faultless experience and with its Michelin star and the promises given on the website our expectations were high. This was a celebration so I wanted it to be special. We have lunched here before and had an excellent meal.
However, the Menu Gourmand at 43€ each is very restricted. Just four entrées, two of which are asparagus (!), three main courses and three dessert choices. I don't rate French beef generally but took a chance with a steak. My wife chose the fish as neither of us fancied the pigeon.
The entrée was good, we both had foie gras. My steak was tasty but tough and not at all what I would have expected. The dessert, when it arrived was OK although the ice cream on my chocolate soufflé was well on the way to melting. My wife's dessert was a thing of beauty but the strawberries were not particularly flavourable.
The wine was glorious but champagne is 13€ a glass. Pretty much what we would pay for a good three course menu de jour at most of the other restaurants in this neck of the woods.
They were very busy so this seemed to affect the service. My wife waited 30 minutes for a second glass of wine despite a reminder by which time she had finished her fish. We had to wait well over 30 minutes for our desserts which even by laid back French standards was too long. By this time our visit had soured and I was nitpicking. We did not have coffee. In this review I have been specific to show that not everything was below par.
Go again? No. Complain? Sadly, our French is not good enough to achieve that level without embarrassing ourselves and anyway the tables are so close that we would have disturbed other diners. Were my expectations too high? I don't think so. We have had wonderful meals at much less expensive places so the high standard can be achieved. Perhaps it was just a glitch but it was disappointing.
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