We reserved a table at 9 pm. We arrived at 9:03. Our table wasn't ready. We were asked to have an aperitif outside in the 'bar terrace'. Fair enough, we had a glas of home made sparkling rose, which was good, we ordered our food while sipping our aperitives, then the amuses came. Frozen melon with bits of bacon, aubergine with parmazane crust and tasteless parma ham with melon. In one word, aweful. The frozen melon with bacon lacked any flavour, and i was totally puzzled how anyone could find such tasteless parma ham. Supermarkets have better stuff.
45 minutes later we were lonely, thirsty and hungry and no one around to ask any questions about the status of our table. We decided to walk to the reception area to ask around. Everone seemed to have forgotten about us. At 10 pm we were seated at 'our' table. Waiters were frantically racing around, not knowing what they were doing (which continued troughout the evening) Finally we were greeted by a guy with a basket of bread, but weren't offered any bread. Twenty minutes later the somelier came with the wine list and dissapeared immediately in a very non-professional way, we ordered a bottle of Fontenelle from Saumur, very tasty. A waiter came to us to ask us very complex questions about the butter with our bread. Which was odd because we received bread but we never got any butter...
Meanwhile it was time for our 'degustation tomates' to be served. You probaby made it better at home. Tomato with mozarella (5/10), tomato icecream (4/10), tomato tartare (really disgusting =0/10), green tomato with balsamic oil gazpacho (really disgusting). Not a very good start, definately not after the dissapointing amuses. No more bread was served, even though waitors were running around at very high speed.
The highlight of the meal was the cod steak, well cooked, medium flavoured. Unfortunately the sauce served with the cod was anything but memorable.
We ordered a bottle of red wine after the cod was finnished, the second bottle came after the rabbit was served... The rabbit was a huge dissapointment. Not thoroughly cooked, accompagnied by a single carot (someting which is particulary mentioned in the anouncement of the dish...) and a maize cake... Mediocre!
We were then offered cheese, there was no explanation. The cheese was good, but the 'fruit' served with it wasn't. Too bad.
We received a second amuse. Something with tapioca in a bamboo cilinder, really realy disgusting (and i have lived i asia with tapioca dishes and i do drink bubble tea...i never gagged before at a fancy restaurant, but that night this 'premiere' occured. The desert consisted out of mango, gelatine and some sugar figurines. This dish also made me gag.
This meal ,in this setting , was not the worse of its kind, but one of my worse culinary experiences ever!
280 euro poorer we left I in a hurry and swore we would never go back.
Bad food, totally clueless unprofessional service and totally overrated prices. This smells like a very expenive tourist trap! Worth a while if money is no issue and you enjoy slapstick comedy over good food (and good service).
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