We went there to wish some of our friends goodbye who were leaving Paris, and had the tasting menu.
The food was very nice, no question why they have one of their two stars, and quite possibly they deserve the second. I found the lowly chicken dish the most revelatory of the night, but the fish and desserts were also extremely well done. The menu appears to change fairly frequently. The prices are nose-bleed high, and the ladies get no prices. You are paying for a lot of pomp and circumstance.
But I was distracted by the wine service. The reason for serving a wine in a basket is so that you can take it from its presumably horizontal storage to the table with minimal agitation, keeping it as horizontal as possible.. Leave the sediment undisturbed. But here, our first bottle was kept mostly horizontal through uncorking, but then the server, in what seemed to be a practiced gesture, would take the bottle vertical between pouring each glass. Now it was merely a little over a decade old Burgundy, but why? Maybe I was being encouraged to go older in the carte de vin.
A later, older, Bordeaux was decanted and treated better.
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