This place is all class and elegance. It is really perfection. I recently came back for a tasting menu from the Alsace region with wine pairings and bread from a French bakery. The experience was outstanding from beginning to end. The service is of the highest standard, you really believe they will do whatever you need to make you comfortable! I think part of this is that they are located within the Sofitel. In fact, my friend needed a phone charger and they actually charged her phone behihnd the front desk while we ate. What service!
We started with cocktails which were very good but quite expensive ($13-14 I think). I had a light and refreshing drink with gin, cucumber, and elderflower. Then the tasting menu began. There is really no point going through the courses in the tasting menu since it was a one-time event, but if you ever have the opportunity to attend a similar event here in future, it will be worth it. The courses were prepared lovingly and presented beautifully. We had outstanding seared foie gras with a luscious maple flavor, perfectly poached fish, divine raspberry sorbet, and lots more. The beer and wine pairings were very well thought out and explained to us. It was a great opportunity to taste wines I wouldn't normally try (one Riesling came from a $180 bottle).
The chef and the sous-chefs actually joined the servers in bringing out the food and explaining the dishes. It was fun to be able to ask them about the courses and learn a bit more about what we were eating.
The room is chic, the food is excellent, and the prices suit accordingly. But it is an excellent choice for a special occasion. Oddly, on a Friday evening the restaurant wasn't full. I'm guessing because you have to enter the hotel to find it, there's less foot traffic. But if you are in need of an excellent meal and find most places are all booked up, never fear! You will be in for a treat here.
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