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Did anyone actually have the 70€ lunch menu at l'Astrance ?

Rio Yeti | Jun 15, 201209:42 AM

Hello all,

Last year for my birthday I decided I would take the leap and go to my very first 3 Michelin Stars restaurant. I went to Pierre Gagnaire and loved it (Chowhound review : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799541 - ChezFood review (in french, with a few pics) : http://www.chezfood.com/2012/03/01/pi...).
This year, unfortunately the finances won't allow me to go for a 250+€ meal, but my taste buds are begging for it anyway... Tadaaa here comes the lunch deal !
I understand the consensus around here is that the best lunch deals are at Guy Savoy and Le Cinq, but L'Astrance is really on my radar for so long it actually left a burn mark on my radar screen.

Enough with the intro.

I've seen a bunch of reviews here and elsewhere indicating that the 70€ lunch menu is a bit poor food-wise, that the quantities are very small etc... But at the same time, all the aforementioned reviewers had the 240€ surprise menu. So I'm thinking, maybe they imagine the portions would be small because their portions were small, but wouldn't a chef give you bigger portions if you get 3 rather than 7 or 9 dishes ?
So my question is this, has anyone actually seen how much food the 70€ deal has ?

Thanks for the input.

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