Just a minute before the Ferrandi program is over, we get a really nice “demo” day by Bordeaux chef: Christophe Girardot. His restaurant La table de Montesquieu in Bordeaux won its first Michelin star in 2010 not long after opening, very impressive. So just before our trip to Bordeaux where we are about to meet him and his food again, we had the pleasure of having him at the Ferrandi’s demo kitchen for a 3 course meal demonstration.
We haven’t been in the demo kitchen since day 1 at Ferrandi, it was symbolic and emotional to come back on the (almost) last day. What cool about this kitchen is the mirror on top of the working station and the auditorium class where we can relax and watch while someone else is doing the actual cooking. It feels like being the audience of a cooking TV show (including the smells and tastings), though we don’t get see the edited version.
We were told to come at 10 in the morning but chef was there much earlier preparing all he needs for the demo. When we came it was half way there.
First course: Dentelles de pain blanc, oeufs a 64 degrees, cremeux a i’huitre du bassin et asperges vertes.
Second course: Homard bleu saute cru wok de jeunes primeurs laques soy sauce, voile soja.
Dessert: Cubique multitextures au chocolat de papouasie
It was a really nice experience and from there we rushed to the cafeteria to have some lunch. Obviously!