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“Artfully fashioned food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Table de Franck Putelat

La Table de Franck Putelat
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Ranked #4 of 329 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$42 - US$150
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Farmington, Connecticut
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278 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Artfully fashioned food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

What a lovely lunch! The walled parking lots belies the cool mod interior and the perfectly poised patio. On a perfectly pretty day, we dined outdoors on the patio under those DWR-type of ingenious tarp umbrellas at the garden's edge. Just on the other side of the hedge, the busy world hummed but we were a world apart! That was my recollection.
From my notes:
Beautiful restaurant, modern and sleek, meal on the terrace on a perfect summers day. Looking over a lawn edged with flowering bushes that keep the rest of the world away.
We'd made arrangements for vegetarians. Their special amuse bouche was raw fishes. (not vegetarian) And a tiny merengue round with a very sweet carrot purée.
It was lovely.
Impeccable service, delicious flavors,
Old fashioned in sense that the man was given the menu with the prices, a rather sexist and stupid custom. Ladies can't bother their heads about prices, let's protect them from their own money.

We all laughed. Lunch was delicious, staff was attentive and all was lovely. (again, it is unusual for me to not have many other photos... suffice it to say that the food turned my head.)

  • Visited June 2014
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hailsham
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrible - Don't Bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I would really like to know how Michelin award their stars, because in my view Le Parc does not even deserve one star, let alone two!
We had the wine matched menu and they are very mean with their glasses of wine. The amuse bouche of chilled lettuce soup was completely over salted and their is no excuse for over seasoning in a Michelin restaurant. The head waiter is arrogant and doesn't know his menu - he was unable to tell me the name of the shape of pasta in one of the dishes and didn't bother to find out for me.
The Black Angus beef was overcooked - a crime in France, let alone a Michelin place - he asked me how I wanted it cooked and I told him to cook it how it is supposed to be served.
The Tropeziene dessert was truly awful!
The atmosphere is also rather clinical and instead of a plate for your roll and butter, they had this strange circle of chain mail which let all the crumbs through onto the table and where were you supposed to put your butter?
I really would not recommend this restaurant - it is terrible value and terrible food to boot - the head waiter needs to go on a personal relations course, and learn about what he is serving!
If you want a true gastronomic experience of a wine matched meal - go to the Hotel de la Cite - there everything is perfect, yet they only have one star!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank victoria s
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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Our expectations were more than met. Deserves the two stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

After having eaten in a few Michelin one stars in the region, we understand the difference now. This was an experience not just a meal as at the others. It was a joy to watch the choreography of the well trained, attentive and friendly staff as the brought each new surprise to us. We were ahead of high season so could choose to sit on the terrace. The photos on their website don't do it justice. We had the time to savor and enjoy each course and the wine recommendation was great, along with it not being the most expensive on the list. We have been pleasantly surprised at most restaurants here that when asked for a wine recommendation rarely is it in the top tier of price. So go, relax and let the experience unfold around you. Merci.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IPSAdvisor
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Calgary, Canada
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We had lunch, which offered a less expensive set menu. We came without a reservation and were able to sit inside for lunch and take our coffee and petite fours outside on the lovely patio. The service was excellent and they altered the main course to be vegetarian for me with no problem at all. The bread and olive oil we started with was so good we purchased some olive oil to take home with us!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Poppiesandchevre
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London
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in relaxed surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We absolutely loved this restaurant. We ate exciting food which was cooked with loving care and served by staff who were fantastic. We were comfortable, relaxed and made to feel special without being over fussed about. The tables were on a terrace in a really pretty setting, chic but not so pared down that it felt stark. Every dish we ate was just wonderful. We particularly enjoyed one which comprised shellfish with fresh herbs and a bouillon of foie gras with little chunks of pan fried foie gras dotted about. Just spectacular. We met the delightful chef at the end of the meal and were sent on our merry way with a gift of a freshly baked baby baguette. What a lovely idea! We eat out a lot in London and I have to say that Le Parc Franck Putelat was a very special experience that compares very favourably to other other marvellous meals we've had in the past. Go on - treat yourself - you won't regret it!

Visited June 2014
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Thank LotusEaterLondon
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