Posting a list of restaurants in my Facebook page, so that friends will join me for a meal, got me some very positive comments! Some of them referred to it as my ‘Restaurant Marathon’ which is suitable as it turns out I have a lot of plans for the next month. For me the Marathon is as well as writing reviews as eating in these restaurants so here we go, first out of many more to come, hopefully.
L’Ourcine is not a new restaurant but I already read good reviews a while back. It’s a bistro gastronomic with a menu changing according to the market’s fresh ingredients. After writing this restaurant in the list, found out Adrian from my Ferrandi class is doing his stage there. Even better, it’s always nicer to eat somewhere where you have connections!
I reserved a table of two for Elizabeth and me without any problems. There was a bit of mis-communication between Elizabeth and I and she thought I reserved a table for 4 and brought her daughter Jacqueline and friend Jia. Oops!! We explained the situation to the host, and fortunately they quickly arranged a bigger table for us. That was so kind and not to be taken for granted, it’s a small dinning room, almost fully booked, so I don’t know how they did it but I’m glad they did. The dinner was great: we were a table of four foodies, all equipped with a camera, talking about food and restaurants and switching between the plates to get a taste of everything! This is my idea of good ambiance eating with friends.
Desserts: For desserts, we skipped the cheese dish and took all four dessert options to rotate them between us. Best way to eat desserts.
Overall the meal was a great success, we had so much to eat and drink, we stayed there for about four hours!! No-one was rushing us out. We waited for Adrian to finish service and he joined our table for a midnight chatting. We asked him about the restaurant and the type of mushrooms and the cooking of the soup and he had fun explaining everything to us. The star of the meal for me was the veal, and the secret Adrian shared about this dish is that they had some foie gras left so they used it with the green beans! No wonder it was soooo scrumptious!