the ambience was lovely with a living wall and vintage style tiles on the floor of the glass roofed room where we were seated. we chose the tasting menu and paired it with two wines from our cellar and some wine form their list - starting with the Ruinart Brut Rose....
I will let the dishes and their beautiful presentations speak for themselves -
three bites from the chef as amuse bouches!
foie gras and frozen strawberries
three fish/seafood courses-
duck breast with gem lettuce
buckwheat and goat milk ice cream with strawberries
matcha ice cream (my fave dessert)
the red for the savory courses was an Uncle Neil gift/selection and was still full of fruit and well balanced- a terrific wine! the 1990 Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru Les Chaumes from Jean Faurois
This Chenin was an excellent choice with the seafood - fish courses after the Brut Rose...
we had a Sauternes for the foie gras course and the desserts- a 1986 Rieussec which was 100% perfect for a Sauternes... a lovely evening of conversation and story sharing- our friends have traveled to many places and as with all travelers had stories (an an occasional phone photo) - before we knew it four hours had passed and we agreed that the meal was wonderful and that the birthday week celebrations for Evelyn were officially in full swing...