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(Kingston/Surbiton) The French Table


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(Kingston/Surbiton) The French Table

zuriga1 | Mar 15, 2008 12:30 AM

I don't think too many readers here get to Kingston, but perhaps there are lurkers who do. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We ate at The French Table last night, and I think it was one of my most memorable meals since moving to England 4 years ago. Set away from the bustle of Kingston, and on a row with a few other places that looked interesting, The French Table offers real French cooking in a casual but elegant setting. You can read about the menu and chef owner and his charming wife on their website.

I had to wait almost 3 weeks to get a table for last night, further proof of the place's popularity. I had a special scallop starter. The scallops were sliced into thin pieces and served with a slice or roasted red pepper and radish (I had to ask about that) foam. My main was suckling pig served with a slice of yummy crackling (I wish there had been more of that), apple mouselline and small pork cheek tidbits. There was also an onion confit with thyme. DH had the magret of Sarlat goose - cooked to perfection - and it came with a foie gras mouselline and something else I can't remember. I've been to Sarlat and can attest to the size of those geese!

Dessert was shared... a special with just-flown- in strawberries from the south of France served with a fantastic French cake (in the form of a cupcake) and some tuiles with cream. The cake starts with an 'f,' but I can't remember the exact name.

I had to be wheeled to the car!

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