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Review of L'Enoteca

L'Enoteca
Ranked #18 of 692 Restaurants in Liege
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 November 2013

No choice, it is a set menu! You can check on the internet site what is on offer before you go through the door. Good value for money, very popular with the locals so you need to book in advance. Dessert and main course disappointing.
Two problems, the beetroot soup was served burning hot, yes I burnt myself! A dollop of crème fraîche would have improved it. Secondly we were sitting next to the cooking area and the chef kept on testing the food, with a spoon, then was wiping the spoon with a not very clean dishcloth and was using it again! Berk!
Friendly staff.

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3  Thank Thera1974
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

They don't do English here: the detailed dish descriptions are all in French and only one of the charming waiting staff had a smattering of English. Add to this the fact that my French, as taught in English schools over 50 years ago, equips me to translate the work of most classic French authors and poets but not to converse on everyday subjects with native French speakers, and you end up with one big misunderstanding. In the end, it turned out that what we thought was a list of main courses, from which to choose one, was in fact the 5 course Saturday evening "tasting" menu.
Starting with a very tasty complimentary amuse bouche of celery soup, this represented good value for money at 35 Euros. I've been in places back home where a similar meal would have cost more than double that. Recipes included one or two vegetarian staples, fish, squid, pasta and a beautifully cooked and flavoured treatment of pork fillet, a cut of meat which more often than not ends up overcooked and near-tasteless. For 17 Euros you could partake of the three wines which had been selected to complement the menu. 2 glasses of each were served by the staff at the correct time so this, in our view, was a wise choice.
The 4 savoury dishes were all perfectly seasoned by chefs who were clearly visible to the diners, looked relaxed while working and obviously knew their business, not least when it came to elegant presentation of the food and making sure that it was hot on delivery.
L' Enoteca is pretty large inside with about 40 covers in the front room and a lesser number at the back. It's smartly decorated and furnished, with an attractive, lively atmosphere. Needless to say, it was packed out with pre-bookings. Altogether, it was quite a night.

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Thank Barnabee797
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

I visited L'Enoteca on Tuesday evening with 3 work colleagues after a trip to Cologne. The reception was fantastic and menu clearly explained. Food is exceptional and extremely high end. Started with an amuse bouche of beetroot soup with deep earthy flavours followed by carpaccio of beef fillet infused with olive oil and balsamic and shavings of parmesan, a really delicious clean flavour and melt in the mouth irish beef seasoned to perfection. This was followed by a pasta course of aubergine and tomato pasta again extremely well balanced flavours. This was followed by a fillet of irish beef cooked medium rare on a bed of minestrone vegetables and cannellini beans scented with a sage infused sauce, great caramelisation to the fillet and succulent tender meat. Finished off with a catalan mouse and caramel ice cream with caremelised kumquats and citrus grapefruit, I am not normally a pudding person but this was outstanding, rich and light at the same time. We were never rushed and the service could not have been better and the wine list is impressive. Then at the close of the evening came the shock ( I must admit i didn't look at the prices on the menu outside, 4 / 5 courses for 4 people with 4 beers and a decent bottle of red and two bottles of water 153 euro! With the quality I had expected to have paid twice that. Some where I would detour to to have a lunch if I was travelling within 100 miles.

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1  Thank jasonvickers
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Most of the guests chose the four-course set menu at €26. This is very good value for money indeed, and on top of the four listed course, you also get a little amuse-bouche. For this price, you are not served expensive ingredients, but they make good use of items like tomatoes and mushrooms. Friendly waiter and spacious dinning rooms.

1  Thank strakur74
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

We visited l'enoteca the evening after Christmas as found it packed with locals - young professionals and older couples alike. The 26 euro four course menu of fresh salmon and endive salad, pasta puttanesca, beautifully cooked steak and chocolate pudding was outstandingly executed. We half expected that after Christmas the staff would be a bit weary but they were friendly and efficient. It was exactly the place we had hoped to find after a long day of travel. We left the restaurant smiling and replete!l

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Thank jude077
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