We pre-booked our table at Sophia and were thrilled to find that we had a table on the lawn which was just lovely.
Starting off in Bubbless with a glass of Pol Roger, we then moved on to a Slovenian wine for dinner. It was decanted and very nice.
At this point, with my eyeliner and decolletage with heaving bosom, I was channeling La Loren.
There was an amuse bouche of prawns, followed by foie gras with apple jelly for me and potato soup for hubby. This sounded simple but had an intense stock, squid ink and crispy red mullet. The main was a huge t bone steak, to be shared between us, which had been hung for 100 days. The maitre'd flambed it the table and served it with a strong jus and veg. It was excellent but a huge portion.
We couldn't manage dessert but had coffee and petit fours.
I expected the bill to be more on the first night due to the champagne and expensive wine but it was reasonable for what we ate.
It was a wonderful evening and a great experience. So much so that we ate there again the next, our last, night. That was equally as good with mains of lamb - delicious and quite complex - and sea bass then great desserts. I started with champers again but we just had a glass of wine each which kept the cost down a bit.
From a value point, the drinks are very expensive but we didn't grudge it.
The service was good from start to finish as expected.