I booked a special 60 euro tasting menu via La Fourchette.
My train was very late arriving to Montpellier so upon arrival I walked straight over to the restaurant with my luggage in hand, and they said no problem, and showed me where I could stash it for the night. They also offered to let me change my reservation to later on in the evening. I appreciated them being so accommodating.
I sat down at my table, and a raspberry champagne cocktail was promptly served to me along with a lovely scallop amuse bouche. Then, there was a small gazpacho, and then my appetizer, of escargot in puff pastry with a salad enhanced with truffle oil. A few other amuse bouches, and my main of filet mignon and a morel cream sauce along with a potato pastry. This, followed by both a cheese course and dessert. Every course was paired with a matching wine (I had a glass of white, red, and muscat).
I didn't actually manage to eat everything I was served, as I felt portion sizes were pretty generous given the number of courses. Sitting in the garden was idyllic, intimate and relaxing.
They were patient with my not-perfect French, and one of the staff even made attempts at friendly conversation and pretended not to notice when I used incorrect verb tenses. However, I did have to remind my waitress to bring the red wine paired with my main course. She was VERY apologetic once I brought it to her attention.
Reservations highly recommended as the restaurant doesn't seat very many, and it appeared to be full.
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