AG Les Halles opened it seems just last week, and already was packed to the gills by the time we left. I made reservations in my real name (hey - I only hide my first visit) on line and apparently Alain Geean spied the rez and swamped us with treats and coupes of…. before we’d even ordered. Can I recall them all? No? But they certainly included:
A platter of truffle-flavored salami encased in parmesan (a true Geean innovation)
A crisp leaf composed of rice and squid ink and beets (ditto)
Succulent foccia-like rounds with EVOO and spices
A platter of aged jamon
And then what we ordered:
- Rillettes of duck
- XYZ cant remember)
- Daurade with black rice that had an incredibly delicious tasty flesh and skin & a light green sauce that was 'lemony' - an outstanding dish!
- Quasi de veau
- Tigre (the choicest pieces of beef) with new potatoes
- A “no cheese” cheesecake, and
- A roasted fig.
Our bill (remember, the champagne, apero treats, house-bottled water and other stuff was comp’d) with a bottle and glass of wine and three coffees, was 151.50 E for 4, thus 75.75 E a couple. We'll be back soon!