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Lucas Carton web site, it makes me drool

mdibiaso | Nov 7, 200202:40 AM

I recommend a visit to the new Lucas Carton website. WWW.lucascarton.com When you go to the menu section besides being able to read the new menu, which now starts by describing the wines then the food that matchs them!!!, you can also go to two sections called harmonies (a list of historical pairing of wine and food and the chef's thoughts behide them) and an anniversary that describes his thoughts around the new menu. I was back at Lucas Carton about a month ago for another stellar dinner. This is truly a place to converse with the staff and let them know that you like food and wine. This time our table of 4 got complementary glasses of a 1969 Meursault "just for fun". This was in total probably about 150 € worth of wine off the normal menu (it ain't cheap to eat here). I warmly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to splurge in Paris. The menu has been totally updated but still has the historic gems (langoustine with crispy vermicelli, lobster with vanilla, roman duck...) and even all the plates are new and modern and the wine glasses are now all Riedel. They are making a serious effort to become THE RESTAURANT in Paris again. Ask for Jerome Moreau the sommeliar and tell him Marc from Sweden recommended you speak to him. I am sure you will remember the night for ever. PS a secret from Jerome is that the 1969 Puligny Montrachet with foie gras and cepes that should be on the menu now is NOT a Puligny Montrachet. It is actually a Montrachet that madame Leroy thought was just slightly under standards back in 69 so that bottled it under a lower appellation. This means you can now drink a true Montrachet from 69 by the glass at a price that is high, but is also much lower than it would be if the bottle actually said Montrachet. By the way, Jerome say the wine is amazing, unfortunately it was not available when I was there a month ago so I can only comment on the Meursault from the same house and year which is unforgetable, even if the Meursault 1999 - Domaine des Comtes Lafon served with the lobster was the best wine of the night.

Link: http://www.lucascarton.com

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