From October 2010
Our experience here was a mixed bag, the place is quaint, service excellent and tables are well spaced. Starter of tuna pate was serviceable and a glass of 1995 Veuve Clicquot Rose was drinking very well with some mushroom complexity, a little caramel and sweet summer berries. The wine list is not great and our food was up and down like a toilet seat at a mixed party. Unfortunately Heidi’s two dishes were a let down and she had a sour look as if she’d been weened on a pickle as I bragged about my two very good plates.
The two offending dishes were an entrée of beef cheek and foies gras with crème fraiche, curry and almonds, it didn’t really gel and was non descript and her main of chicken breast with various spices was overdone. My cured salmon with crème fraiche, dill and tomato was fresh and vibrant and simple entrecote de boeuf for main was correct and utterly delicious. Accompanying wine, 2006 Tortochot Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Champsperriers ‘Vieilles Vignes’ was a freshly shod thoroughbred. A little sweaty and meaty with some notes of iron from the farriers nails and some recently applied liniment. As it breathed there were notes of quarter horse and pony. To be fair to the wine it did show some nice sweet fruit but the bret was a little much. The kids had an excellent confit of duck served similar to poule au pot, with tasty root vegetables in a clear broth.
We skipped dessert, had two good coffees and departed.
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