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“Innovative food - quite expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Julien Cruege

Julien Cruege
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Ranked #339 of 2,342 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $65
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Auberge���Inn restaurant a short distance from the centre of Bordeaux is one of this city���s most intriguing restaurants. The contemporary d��cor in tones of aubergine and burnt orange with exposed stone walls, the charming terrace and serene ambience alone could lure the curious. But it is Julien Cruege���s truly innovative cuisine in a seasonally-changing menu that draws diners back again and again. Dishes have been known to include asparagus and peppered tomato tartare with prawns and peanut ice cream, veal piccata with balsamic carrots and reblochon gnocchi, and the playful ���Best of MacAron��� dessert: chocolate and hazelnut hamburger, raw banana fries and Coke granita. Brilliance on a plate.
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“Innovative food - quite expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I was taken here while on business in Bordeaux, and enjoyed the experience. There is sometimes a view that French food is traditionally very French and because of the outstanding quality of French cuisine has not explored the flavours of the world as much as countries such as the UK, which have often needed to look overseas for inspiration.

This restaurant shows what happens when French food does begin to explore the world. The food was innovative and often excellent. Many dishes had some degree of Asian flavour to them, and there were some interesting dishes on the menu.

I had some superb foie gras, and some beautiful scallops - perfectly cooked with a warm spiced butternut squash puree. Everything was beautifully presented, and the flavouring was subtle - definitely French with a twist rather than a full-on embrace of world food. Wine was excellent and (of course) French.

My only question lies in the price. Fortunately my hosts were paying, but the bill would have been high considering what was served. The quality of cooking is very good - but if this place was in my home town of York in the UK, it would probably be the most expensive restaurant in town, and I'm not 100% sure it would be the best.

  • Visited November 2012
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