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Wonderful lunch, classic French cuisine: salmon, quinoa, and beets for the entrée and duck accompanied by barbecued corn and a peanut butter sauce for the main dish. The dessert was my favorite part: contemporary millefeuille with roasted peaches, thinly sliced peach chips, peach sorbet, mascarpone...and vanilla cream, white chocolate quenelles, and a bit of Sichuan pepper for pep! 59€ for the lunch menu; professional staff. Thank you for a lovely meal!More
What a service - snacks at the terrace - wonderful lunch in the restaurant - coffee at the terrace. This is our second visit. Last time we had the lunch menu including wine. Very good. This time we went a la carte. The foie gras,...the danish langouster, the waguy beef - it was so good. We had wine by the glass and did fit very well to the food. The prices are in the high end - but as the surroundings, the food and the staff are so good it is OK.More
As a visitor, my friends and me really enjoy the night there. The food are excellent!
We have the five course menu and they are willing to adjust for us since my friend cannot eat duck liver and lamb.
Will recommend it for other visitors...as well!More
Decided to book dinner here as part of a long weekend in Luxembourg city at the end of November 2019. Yes, it is very expensive but we had a superb evening. The staff were extermely professional but friendly and it was a very comfortable atmosphere....We opted for the menu Gourmand - five courses with accompanying wines. Each dish was wonderful and the wines lovely - we had dishes we perhaps wouldnt have normally chosen and there were some unusual combinations - so it was good to let the restaurant make those decisions! It was the highlight of our trip!More
Usually we do not write reviews. This feedback is motivated by the fact that the overall experience of our lunch exceeded our expectations and is worth mentioning for all the hard work both the kitchen (including pastry often forgotten) and the front of house of...le Clairfontaine have delivered.
Service was superb and the food grandiose. You can argue about details in a dish, plating preferences, seasoning etc, but generally speaking there was little to argue against.
To begin, the three amuse-bouches were technically very well made though their textural similarities (a protein on a vegetable mash) made them difficult to differentiate if not appreciate. An amuse is a palate prepper. It is meant to make you drool and ready for what’s next to come; an introduction towards gastronomical pleasure.
For starters, we took two of the chef’s signature dishes: scallop & truffle carpaccio with celeriac ‘remoulade’ and, frog legs with crayfish on a garlic custard and parsley coulis (a classic from Bernard Loiseau’s establishment in Saulieu where the chef trained). The remoulade itself was stellar, a dish on it’s own, and the frog legs perfectly cooked, though personally, I could have done with a little less garlic custard.
As a main we chose the emblematic ‘poularde demi-deuil cuite en vessie, sauce Albufera’.
A mouthful of a dish just in words. Rarely seen to the extreme, this chicken raised under AOP requirements and fed on a diet of cereals and milk, is cooked in a cow’s bladder to seek utmost juiciness and smoothness. Slices of truffle are inserted between the skin and the flesh for perfume, and the bird is served with an Albufera sauce (chicken stock, cream and foie gras) on a bed of truffled mashed potatoes. Not for the faint of heart and worth it’s every bite. It is a celebration dish made for exceptional events and in our case my wife’s 32nd birthday was the perfect accomplice to a greedy culinary mischief. We paired the food with a 2012 white Hermitage from Chave (Northern Rhône region, marsanne & roussane grapes). It was a match made in heaven.
For desert - there wasn’t any place left but you have to reward the pastry chef when the experience is this good - we shared segments of blood orange and blood orange curd on a cigarette dough with allspice foam. It was light and not too sweet. A clear and sharp cleanser after a royal meal. The mignardises (sweets) that came with coffee were of the same classic standard, very well executed. Finally, we would like to thank the pastry chef for the chocolate ‘entremet’ (dessert) that was given to my wife for her birthday. It is rarely seen that restaurants go to such length to please and celebrate their guests.
So, for all these good reasons and marvelous moments spent at le Clairefontaine, we wanted to say thank you! Et bon appétit, bien sûrMore
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I greed to rky2. It is a quite elegant place. One of my friend used to take his children's all the time, they are very friendly to children, but they should behave. No running around (not because of them, but there are quite... More
I greed to rky2. It is a quite elegant place. One of my friend used to take his children's all the time, they are very friendly to children, but they should behave. No running around (not because of them, but there are quite some a lot of business-guests) it is probably the poshest restaurant in Luxemburg City