So I was in Paris, just last week to be precise. While I am still travelling until the end of the month, it is hard not to miss Paris and its wonderful food culture… Much to be write about this beautiful city, which I will save for later.
During our trip to Europe, Mr. B and I made an effort to visit some of European best fine dining restaurants. The selection wasn’t easy due to time and budget constraints. And of course, the effort to make a booking to any famous restaurant should never be undermined.
La Chateaubriand was an unique experience. For a few years now, that little place has been in the World’s top 50 restaurants. When I was doing my research, reviews of the place varied. Some loved it, some did not. I for once absolutely love the quirky and bold statement of the food there!
La Chateaubriand was all about food. The place was unpretentious with minimum decoration and no-fuss service. The tables were small and close together, but we felt rather comfortable.
And the food! There was only one tasting menu on offered each night and all we needed to do was to savour the experience. I would not pretend to say everything we sampled was good. But the food we ate was of high quality and prepared with personality. At 60€, can I say it’s a bargain?
We started the menu with the famous gougères, which was wonderfully fluffy with some crunch from the poppy seeds.
Cold tomato soup was the next offering, and the waiter stressed that it wasn’t “gazpacho”. It certainly tasted raw, with concentrated flavour of fresh tomatoes. We found it quite challenging to finish as it came across as raw tomato purée without the texture and creaminess of the classic gazpacho.
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