Great restaurant, started writing a big post and decided to delete most of it. When a restaurant is so good with flawless service to match, sometimes words cannot adequately describe the experience. Here are some “pointers” about my experience.
Intimate restaurant where the staff almost outnumber the patrons. Was never left waiting for anything too long.
Stunned about how much flavour can be extracted and condensed from vegetables. Huge depth of flavours that lasted forever in the mouth. Wow!
First 3 courses showed of the chefs talent in this area:
– complimentary root vegetable soup with finely chopped celery.
– textures of beetroot, garnished with crab and served with a beetroot tart. My favorite dish…. And I love my meats.
– artichoke soup with black truffles, their signature entree
Main course was “A taste of game”. Had pidgeon, wild mushrooms, foie gras and something else…. Can’t quite recall as I didn’t want to be taking notes. So good!
Nice complimentary pre dessert of floating island on a tea spoon with mini meringue.
Two desserts showed masterful control of citrus fruits. Not too sweet and very refreshing.
– Flavours of Mandarin. Segments of Mandarin, sorbet and candied peel.
– Grapefruit with earl grey tea sauce.
Mrs PWE had the apple dessert, another amazing dessert that had her asking for more apple sorbet.
2011 Chateau Pibarnon rose from Bandol to start off with
2008 No.2 Blanc de Valandraud from famed Bordeaux producer. Never knew they made a white. Amazing white, with huge depth of flavours. Kiss of oak to add complexity.
Glass of a red from Pomerol to match my game plate.
Glass of the most amazing Moscato I have ever had from Sicily.
Great by the glass suggestions from our sommelier.
Heaven! What more can I say
Complimentary root vegetable soup with finely chopped celery
Textures of beetroot, garnished with crab and served with a beetroot tart
Artichoke soup with black truffles
“A taste of game”
Pre dessert of floating island
Flavours of Mandarin
Grapefruit with earl grey tea sauce
The stunnning 2008 No.2 Blanc de Valandraud