Les Tablettes, Paris
Dining at Les Tablettes goes under an entire different food category. Not sure what you call it. Perhaps fine French dining in the 21st century. The restaurant is modern, clean, chic and beautiful. The ceiling and walls are woven with a light wood. It is gorgeous. We had such a hard time making a decision that we opted for the seasonal menu in order to taste a bunch of different things.
This was beyond good. An almond pudding which was more like a flan with an emulsion of peas and some fresh peas too. A hint of mint and imperial caviar just to take this dish to another level. Unique and delicious.
Zitti filled with chopped foie gras and black truffles with melted Parmesan cheese over the top sitting on top of a lucious veal jus. I love everything about this dish. The flavors, the presentation, the brilliance of using all of these rich individual flavors together. We all oohed and aahed over this.
I didn't love this as much as the other plates. Lamb that had been mixed with candied dry fruit and Morrocan style spices. On the side was an artichoke heart with a mint mixture on top. Here is one of those times that simple might have been better, at least for me.
Then they bring over a chocolate ball and set it in front of each of us. Then they take a piping hot chocolate sauce and pour it over the ball. The ball literally starts to melt before our eyes. We grabbed our spoons and dug in and inside was a hazelnut praline cream. Over the top theater and rich.