A Michelin Three Star classical restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Chagny. Lock and load for what everyone claims will be special.
– location: Cute little town.
– character and atmosphere: Classic, old world.
– style and comfort: Perfect except very warm as restaurant became full. Hello, I need to breathe. Cooler outside!
– table and glassware: Perfect.
– other guests: French speaking Yanks, Koreans, Japanese and French.
– ambience rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
– reception: Professional. No clue regarding my dietary restrictions
– sommelier, maitre’d, chef, manager: Emmanuel, the young sommelier at Gordon Ramsay’s in London, notified Hubert, the Head Sommelier at Lameloise, of our arrival. He personally greeted us to discuss our wine preferences. Very Nice!
– bread: Five different kinds. Excellent. Butter amazing.
– ingredients: Excellent.
– presentation: Perfect.
– creativity: Very.
– taste: Outstanding.
– smell: Outstanding.
– execution: Perfect.
– food rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
Huge portions….I had two starters! We could not finish
Canapés of sweet, pickled garlic unique. Other stuff not for me, but M putting a nice dent in it.
Amuse bouche of melon in a cheese sauce with sesame oil. Wow!!!
Trout with shrimps. Smoked trout with almonds and hazelnut crumble, green pea velouté and stunningly prepared shrimps. Exceptional!!!
Langoustine grilled with crispy breadcrumbs and tartare of langoustine. Oh my ears and whiskers. Off the hook yummy. Tartare to die for.
Lobster and crab with strawberry and tomato gazpacho. Go on, smile. OMYG, STFD. Ah what the heck, throw in a lobster tempura that would make Japanese cry.
Chicken topped with roasted garlic and onions with mushrooms,small langoustines and Comte spaghetti. Seriously incredible.
Pre-dessert and Petit Fours stunning. Dessert? Seriously?
Voila, M decided to have her first Crepes Susan in France.
– selection: Burgundy exceptional, Bordeaux and Champagne average, otherwise useless.
– variety: Same.
– value: Reasonable for Michelin Three Star
– wine rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
Glasses of Comtes de Tattinger 2005.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet, Domaine Etienne Sauzet 2010. Slay me on the Etienne Sauzet fields of Puligny-Montrachet. Outf^kingstanding!!!
* Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, Les Champeaux Domaine Denis Mortet 2007. Double chubby for the evening.
– type of cuisine: Classical French, albeit less butter and/or cream. Perhaps Modern French.
– dress code: Smart casual to casual.