Ken Kawasaki in the 18th blew me away two weeks ago and I was eager to return with Colette. The primary difference was the noisy brocante outside today; the huge number of courses and flavors remained.
As before the courses came promptly but not hurriedly:
- An amuse bouche of a "sandwich" of pork and pistachio pate
- House made bread and olive oil tinged with Japanese lime
- A tofu pureed soup with Japanese chives, ham, pumpkin cubes and other seasonal vegetables
- Two duck "meatballs" with sliced bok choi and tomatoes
- Cold ginger soup
- A beautiful square of St Pierre with grilled vegetables such as a standout mushroom and parmesan wafers
- Sliced beef filet with potato and vegetable "chips" and tiny dollops of raw wasabi and algae salt
- A "parfait" of banana and orange sorbet and cheese fluff
- Several types of chocolate mignardises and ristretto.
Our bill, with a bottle of wine and two coffees plus their bottled water (4 E) was 123 E (Colette had the St Pierre; I had both the fish and beef).