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All reviews amuse bouche oysters lamb goujons truffled egg shelfish gilles goujon three star michelin star superb food wine list his wife stay overnight remote location oyster entree sommelier presentation
a world of happyness , august 15th 2020, another diner at Fonjoncousse : thanks Chef Gilles Goujon, it is total happyness to eat at Auberge du vieux puit, remember july 12th 2020 : i wrote that for me it was the world best, and in...august 2020 all world travellers say in Tripadvisor : Gilles Goujon is the world number 1 , i am so happy for all the restaurant team, they do a fantastic job, the food quality is TOP, the team is TOP, go to the Corbières Mountains it is TOP, i wish after the COVID, all world people can to visit France and have diner at Fontjoncousse, you have to do once time in your life ... in this very difficult world , Fontjoncousse restaurant is a world of happynessMore
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I write in english for all people in the world, come to Fontjoncousse : you will be happy like me, realize we have in France the best restaurant in the world ,...in the best place to visit : Corbières Mountains, with the best food team in the world Chef Gilles Goujon, Marie Christine his wife and all people of the restaurant, so friendly, so good job, the best job. July 12th 2020, after the Covid19, another diner at Fontjoncousse restaurant : i write on Tripadvisor : i am happy, diner was marvellous, it is a dream, immediately Fontjoncousse team is at its TOP LEVEL after Covid19, thanks Chef Gilles Goujon, thanks to be so good, in english you say you will enjoy this life’s time, yes i love this restaurant, sure you will love this restaurant, please write it like me, thanksMore
Went there for a dinner and the nearly mandatory night (considering how secluded the place is)
The hotel is clearly underwhelming : nothing is bad, but the level is much lower than the one of the restaurant that one feels disappointed. And he probably needs...to be refreshed
Anyway lets focus on the meal
First. the "theater" part is amazing. Excellent service (apart maybe from the wine, see lower). Remarkable presentation of many dishes (for instance the translucent sphere with smoke inside accompanying the oyster in the first starter was mind boggling)
And some nice "+" like the ceiling lights that fully illuminate the plate and come on and off by some "secret" feature
I was a bit disappointed by the wine list (very expensive) and pairing (some interesting local wines but overall a bit underwhelming, with a couple of mistakes by the waitress - though the sommelier was very good)
The sphere previously described, the "fake" couteau shelfish, the "fake" lemon...all are the proof of the level of technicity reached by the chef
So a great experience...personally I prefer a slightly less technical form of cuisine with the focus given to the ingredient (Bras, Veyrat...)...but Chef Goujon clearly deserves his 3* (and what an incredible life story!)More
Although I have given 4 stars fro this review if I were considering the food only I would have given if 5.
This the the third time that my wife and I have visited Chef Goujon over the past five years and on this occasion,...as on each of the past, the food has been breathtakingly conceived and executed.
But, I have a few reservations. Firstly we both opted for the "Air de fêtes en Corbières" menu, which offers numerous amuse bouches and small plates. I also chose the matching wine offering. This type of offering must be delivered at a consistent pace over the evening, and it was not. There were long gaps between the earlier fish courses and then, towards the end, we were presented with a meat course, cheeses and desert in quick succession.
My second reservation relates to the quality of the accommodation. Because the restaurant is in a remote location most diners will chose to stay overnight. The rooms are large and clean, and the bed linen is of top quality, but the rooms are starting to look tired and some of the cheaper furniture is starting to look very dated. This takes somewhat from the overall experience and a revamping of the bedrooms is needed. In addition the quality of the WiFi is simply dreadful.
Finally, in 2019 it is no longer acceptable to give a priced menu to a man and an unpriced menu to the woman accompanying him. This kind of sexist nonsense might have been thought charming at one time, but that time has long since passed.More
We have been lucky enough to sample other three star Michelin restaurants. The expectations are clearly going to be high especially when Fontjoncouse requires a three hour drive and staying over. At the prices charged, the dining needs to be a flawless experience.
No question...the ambience of the restaurant and the theatre of the food presentation was excellent. The tricky ceiling lights that fully illuminate the plate and come on and off by some secret feature was terrific. The ambience is lovely but don't expect tablecloths to go with the fine stemmed wine glasses.
The amuse bouche starter and oyster entree and the truffled egg were certainly delightful. The fish with a ministrone broth served with red wine was really mixed in flavours and confusing on the palate. The veal with a tower biscuit of mushroom and side salad was certainly tasty but was served with a bizzarre sweet white wine and the side salad was heavily accentuated with horseradish so powerful that I personally was unable to eat. The dessert looked amazing but on first encounter with a spoon became a runny mess on the plate. The cheese chariot was certainly huge, but was missing all our favorite cheeses.
We opted for the most expensive wine per course option at 95 euro per person but the wines provided were unremarkable. The wine waiter wasn't up to speed and for all the courses past entrees, the food was served before he served the wine This isn't acceptable for the prices being charged.
600 euro for two.
The theatre was great, the entrees excellent but overall it wasn't a wow experience that we will talk about for years to come as we have done with other Michelin star experiences.More
Somewhat out of the way location in a beautiful wine region lies a wonderful, probably somewhat underappreciated gem of a 3* michelin restuarant. Flawless, friendly, service, exceptional menu. The wine pairing was wonderful for getting to know some of the local producers (unfortunatly we didn't...have time to explore/wine tour region ourselves longer). Highly recommended.More
The decor is interesting and comfortable with beautiful lighting .As soon as you enter the premises the staff go to great lengths to ensure that your time in their restaurant is perfect .The menu offers good a variety of choices for all tastes including vegetarians....I had the vegetarian tasting menu and it was totally amazing food .From the canapés to the petit fours at the end of the meal everything was utterly exquisite .The food and service were perfect .The food was imaginative and I found it faultless .Each course made me smile and was a total delight .I would love to return to this restaurant.More
The Auberge is a three-star Michelin choice, and it deserves to be. Everything is perfect. The room is functional and spotless; the service is attentive and the chef is without error. Even the little gift shop at the entryway has its moments. They almost remember...your prior visits, and they don't disrespect you in the seating plan.
More importantly, they don't wallow in anniversary menus. The food is up to date, and functionally modern. Slightly difficult to reach, but worth the effort. Most serious complaint: Nothing that I wanted to eat on the menu. No stretch at all. Nothing offered
which takes an effort for the kitchen or for the intellect of the diner. Nothing to interfere with perfection.More
Ignore the few reviews less than “Excellent.” This is a true 3-star (maybe should be 4 if it were available) experience. Ignore the price. Pray that they’re still serving the “dirty egg” dish - you have to like truffles - a LOT. Get the flight...of local wines to go with it, and you’ll be all set.More