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Senderens last night


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Senderens last night

Busk | Jan 7, 2009 12:52 AM

Meh... I won't be going back. I had reservations yesterday for Guy Savoy at lunch and Senderens for dinner. I gave the former to my parents who had a great time.

The room was very nice. Service was adequate, except for the insistence on speaking English to us when we are obviously fluent in French. An English menu was foisted on us upon arrival, and we never saw the French menu. I started off with a Bloody Mary which I guess infuriated the bartender because I got back a version I usually receive in coach class on American Airlines. No lime, no ice, light pour, chemical flavored mix. The wine pairings were good, but the food was average. The starters were not so good: the crusty crawfish and the fois gras fusion whatever. The former was no better than some big fried shrimp. The latter was a flat out waste of fois gras. I had the lamb which was good, but the aubergines were undercooked and I can do as well at home with a 10 euro piece of lamb from Monoprix. Wife had the scallops. Again it was no better than about 100 bistros in this town with a little foam added. I passed on dessert but wife got the apple pie with caramel. This was probably the best part and I really enjoyed the Doisey Daene Sauterne I ordered in lieu of their recommendation.

Anyway, if you need a great room, go for it. If you are interested in good French food, there's much better value in Paris.

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