I visited this hotel restaurant with 3 friends to celebrate my birthday, the first time in 11 years for health reasons I could do this... And so it was to be special to say the least
Before we arrived the restaurant checked to see if there were any special requests, as my friend was vegetarian the caller took time to understand exactly what she could and couldn't eat, and the day before rang again to check on the arrangements.
The drive over to fontjoncouse was a taster for what was to come... Unexpected radiant surprises around every twist and turn of the country road.
On settling in to the restaurant a cherry champagne cocktail was suggested and welcomed which was accompanied by some mouth it's to set the scene.
We settled on the plat du jour type menu which was full if surprises that I will not go into too much detail as I would not like to rob anyone of the pure delight of the culinary creations, suffice to say we had never eaten like this before it took the experience to a whole new level as we oohed and aaahed our way through each course.
The waiting staff were most attentive and synchronised, I now have the most unforgettable birthday memories If you only one in your life can afford to do 3 Michelin stars... Make this the ace to do it!!
I guess the only irritant and surprising irritant as Gilles Goujon is a leading critic of this behaviour and I fully support his view, is that of photographing food, on the table next to us were a couple who took about 6 pics of each dish presented, very annoying, but more annoying was when waiters were taking pictures for them drooling over the food as well, and this occurred at a couple of tables.. C'mon Gilles if you're to make a stand against these distasteful practices... Make sure your staff know as well!!
Oh and one other minor irritation... The cookbook available in the shop was only in French, so I thought I'd go to amazon to get English version ( a la laduree) only to find it doesn't exist.. And now it's too far back to drive to get French version .. An error I won't make again !!
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