Found a new way to sample a Michelin 2-star chefs cuisine for a relative bargain price. The Meurice Hotel lounge in their Winter Garden is located next to the Meurice Restaurant off the lobby of the hotel. There is a 45 Euro prix fixe lunch menu that changes each Wednesday, prepared in the same kitchen as the Dining room meals where the prix fixe special lunch is 75 Euros. Reservations are not required; service is excellent. There are choices of two appetizers and two entrees and a special desert or anything from the desert trolley. Todays appetizers were a wonderfully rich fish soup with mussels and a tomato tart with an intense tomato coulis. The entrees were a crisp chicken breast with lemongrass and snow peas and celeriac and a sea bass with potato slices and eggplant caviar. We had a coconut ball with pistachio and cherry interior from the trolley and a marvelous floating island with white peaches and peach sauce.
This menu will run through next Tuesday. Call the manager Fabrice Marchand for the new menu next Wednesday. Tel. 0144581044.
The new 75 Euro menu in the dining room starts tomorrow and with 4 choices for appetizers and 4 for entrees, it should be good for at least two meals. It does not change weekly.