Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jules Verne ( * )

The restaurant is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower at 125 m above ground overlooking Paris. There is a private elevetor only for the restaurant, without the big queue of the tower. The chef is Pascal Féraud, it has 1 michelin star and belongs to Alain Ducasse's empire. 

We went for the lunch menu with starter, main course and dessert.
Firstly came some bread and butter and an amuse bouche. The amuse bouche was some finely chopped vegetables and bacon, covered by a light cream, to form a nice soup. 

The starter was a fantastic veloute soup with coquillages et crustacés and citrus if i remember correctly.

The main course was guineafowl with black chanterelles (trompettes de mort), asparagus and chestnuts in a white sauce. A very rich dish, tender meat and generaly very good. 

The other main course was sea bass with mushrooms, figs and eggplant mousse. The fish was cooked really well but it was a small fillet by all means. 

The dessert was a coffe and chocolate tarte accompanied by hazelnut sorbet. 

After the dessert we had some chocolates, vanilla macarons and marshmallows and some madeleines to take away.

The food was very good, well executed with nice ingredients. The service was good but nowhere near Louis XV. The best part was the veloute soup although the amuse bouche was flat and the bread average to bad. 

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