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Review of Lou Fassum

Lou Fassum
Ranked #25 of 169 Restaurants in Grasse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $48 - $135
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 27, 2010

Difficult restaurant to review-have been there a few times and although I come away disappointed each time, I keep hoping it has improved particularly as the cooking does have some high spots, particularly the puddings. However the service is miserable and seems deliberately charmless as others have confirmed. We too experienced a bad table when there were only three reservations and they refused to move us although the tables with the view remained unoccupied throughout lunch. In fact each time we have been it is fairly deserted. They insist on providing "mineral" water out of their tap/machine which not only tastes nasty but is charged at the same price as real mineral waters. The wine list is totally extortionate even for this expensive area so that even with the €38 lunch time menu you get a big bill and frankly it's not worth it. I fail to understand how it has a Michelin star. There is much talk about 'local' food but each time I have been there has been salmon on the menu which certainly isn't local and the same applies to much of the menu.

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Thank JeffCypress
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

A very disappointing experience from this restaurant. It started badly when we were sat at the worst table in the room despite the room being half empty. We asked to move and were eventually given another table.

Slow service meant it was an hour before we received our first course.

The bread rolls were cold and hard. The “amouse bouche” served before the first course and the dessert were nicely presented but not the intense burst of flavour you expect from such items in a Michelin starred restaurant

When a bottle of sparkling mineral water was ordered we were told only the restaurant’s “own brand” was available. Served in a plain bottle it looked and tasted like carbonated tap water.

It seemed strange to be asked to dig a hole in the middle of the soufflé so a light sauce could be poured in the middle, rather than just finding the sauce already there. The black truffle that was then sliced into the soufflé had a rough and hard texture that did not match the soufflé itself.

While the fois gras was acceptable and served with an interesting bread already coated in a spicy spread, there was so little of the bread that most of the fois gras was eaten with the above mentioned bread rolls.

The main dishes of fish and seafood were acceptable but nothing spectacular and not particularly memorable.

The sommelier was terrible, serving a mediocre bottle of Chablis and offering it to both myself and my guest to taste. When black specks were found floating in one of the glasses of wine, he merely took it away and poured it into another glass. We then had to ask for just an empty glass. He provided a water glass! When this was pointed out to him he said he could not provide a matching wine glass. It was then pointed out that there were wine glasses available on empty tables. No offer was made to replace the bottle of wine, or any concern about the black particles floating in the wine

The slow service meant we had to repeatedly ask to have empty wine glasses refilled.

A request to order a desert wine was ignored.

The chocolate tonka desert was excellent and interesting in the way it collapsed in on itself from the heat of the chocolate sauce.

The walk back to the car through the mud of the car park in dress shoes just added the final touch to the evening.

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2  Thank The_Canny_Mam
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

A beautiful view stretching over to the Esterel and ocean; the 'Degustation' menu was such a treat! We had a mousse of crab with a touch of lime; a delightful smoked salmon on a bed of intricate salads and that was just to start! We just fell in love and the chef was nice enough to explain that he uses all the local Grasse producers for most his creations- the desert incorperated a confiture of rose petals from one of the neighboring perfume suppliers! it was simply the best dinner by far that we tasted!
On the main road and reasonably priced for such a magical treat! A must do!

Thank triedtravel
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Reviewed January 8, 2009

food,service,ambience was extremely poor and i,am sorry to say for a michelin starred restaurant was the worst dining experience i have ever had,

1  Thank merely
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Reviewed November 22, 2008

au final un peu déçu.
c'est de la bonne cuisine, mais la qualité et surtout l'accueil ne sont pas au rendez vous.

Thank JeromeLaporte
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