|Huge light fixture|
|Well hello there, huge chair!|
Alright, so we get in and we are welcomed by a hostess that looks like she dsont wanna be there. Sucks for her. She kind of said hi and then walked away so we figured we should follow her. We got a table by the wall which would not have been our first choice, and since the place was almost empty, I thought she could have given us a nicer table, perhaps by the window. I forgive her :p
So we sat and we got water which, as you know, is very important to me :) Our waiter came to explain how the evening would be (since it's free) and suggested that we chose from the menu and instructed us that we would get a 'Cocktail de bienvenue' and a glass of wine each. The rest would be up to us. I surely did not want or need more alcohol since, well, I was a tad hungover :/
The Maître d' arrived at our table shortly after to give us a hibiscus, grapefruit and bubbly cocktail. First of all, she was explaining this but both L and I only heard half because of her, hum, tight dress shall I say. Haha. Seriously, for the rest of the evening, we'd here her walking and we would just stop talking. I know this makes us sound chauvanistic but hey, when can you do?! Back to the cocktail!
Holy bejesus, that drink was A-MA-ZING (or amazeballs like my brother would say). It reminded me of something I really liked during my childhood, I just don't remember what, grrrr. It was obviously very floral but also very grapefruit-y and bubbly. SO nice! As soon as you'd put your nose in the glass, it was filled with an amazing smell! Really wonderful! Oh and to give it that je-ne-sais-quoi, there was an actual hibiscus flower at the bottom of the glass :)
OK, get ready for the food! First, I ordered the calf's sweetbread with rhubarb confit and black garlic and L had the lobster, tarragon mayonnaise and grapefruit salad.
Let's get down to the main course now! I had seen the rack of lamb on another blog and had decided right then and there that I wanted it in my mouth. So I had that dish (with green pea puree, blueberries, tiny grapes, onion confit, green beans and long ass yellow beans). L had the beef filet with clams, pomme boulangère, and bordelaise red wine sauce. For the main, I had chosen white wine (I know I should have taken red but i'm partial to white)--Suave Classico, and L had red--Cave Spring. Mine was very mild and didn't have any strong flavours which was good because my plate had many.
|Does not do justice to the beautiful plate|
|Beef and clams|
|Crème brûlée au chocolat|
Let's talk service now! But first, let me mention that the restaurant was empty. Ok, no...there were maybe 6 or 7 people. It was very personalized: the waiter kept on checking if everything was fine and our water glasses were never empty.
And now, the scores!
Great place to try at least once! I loved my experience and I will go back [when I'm richer]!
ps: I don't know why but the waiter felt like he should tell us how much our whole meal was worth: 232$. I think this is a good place to insert that L thought that for the price, the portions could have been a tad bigger.