As a foodie with a limited budget, I really appreciated the Prix Fixe Friday lunch menu at Marque, which would normally be a prohibitively priced restaurant for me.
They certainly do not skimp as we were treated to three courses as well as amuse bouche and apres dessert - so that's good. The staff is friendly and the informal lunch atmosphere was aided by some rock and roll playing overhead which I doubt would have been on at dinner time.
I will take the time to note a few things that could have gone better, however.
First of all, it is not the restaurant's fault but I think the lower price brought in all the tourists in the worst possible way. Every table but ours had someone playing with their smart phone or even talking on it... it was very distracting and certainly not what I would expect at a restaurant at this level. The couple next to us kept asking the different servers (who were very polite) to snap their picture. I would make it a rule that phones are to be kept put away while eating... can you do that?
Now, the food. Amuse was a walnut mousse with a nettle sauce - cute. The app was an amazingly delicate salad of calamari, broccoli, and horseradish. Very tasty although the calamari were certainly not the stars of the dish.
The main was pork neck cooked sous vide...tender, tasty and yummy.
The first sweet was a chocolate roulade which was so dry!! The amount of bitter cocoa on it really made it hard to swallow. Although I viewed it as a transition dish between the savory and very sweet to come.
The last dish was the best - their signature Sauternes custard. What can I say.. flawless! So many layers of flavour that just went on and on.
All in all, a good experience which could have been great if there were not so many rude people around. I guess that in the evenings, when paying full price, the ambience is different.
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