I have just managed to book Gagnaire for an engagement dinner next month. I feel as though I've read every single chowhound 'What's the best 3*' threat going but I thought I might as well ask for some specific advice.
Is there anything not to be missed? The Grand Desserts? Is the menu degustation the way to go?
It's very hard to know what to budget for, I was hoping to keep it around 750EUR - is this going to require careful wine choices or is just plain impossible? I know the tasting manu is 265EUR.
Finally, this may sound weird, but to anyone who has been: how obvious is the restaurant upon walking into the Hotel Balzac? Are we talking Marcus Wareing where you could wander through the Berkeley oblivious or is it right there in front of you as soon as you walk in the door?