This restaurant looks lovely. The owner is gracious. They have access to and use the finest ingredients. The menu sounds interesting-and yet, it doesn't quite deliver. I understand the desire and need to be creative, and I don't need a lot of food on the plate to be satisfied. But I do resent the minimalist approach where there is a lot of empty space on the china, sauces are thin and the vegetable is two or three inches of a solitary and gaunt spaghetti thin carrot and/or string bean. The piggoneau probably died of starvation. My wife had a delicious but anorexic veal dish, The waiter put two dabs of mashed potatoes on the plate, about the equivalent of a tablespoon. All I remember about my dessert were fingerprint size dabs of fruit puree and sauce around the outside of the plate, more precise than a kindergarten exercise, but no less profound. It is rare that Michelin has awarded a star to a restaurant which so under performs.
Service was adequate, but somewhat bumbly from a young well intentioned waiter. As we were leaving, we were offered a complimentary after lunch/dinner liquer. Most of the folks in the restaurant were the business/expense account crowd. The extensive wine list had many fine selections for those with dozens or hundreds of spare Euros in their pocket.
I don't mind spending quite a lot for a memorable meal. I don't enjoy spending a lot on a somewhat bland and not particularly interesting meal. We won't be back.
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