Oct 1, 2012
Don't come to Saint Emilion unless you have a confirmed reservation at this resto. This is a must-go place.
I could sense that something difference was going to happen. First, the owner, Jean Claude Kocher, insisted on reconfirmation on the morning of the day of the reservation. Though it may sound casual, he is serious about it and will hunt you down to ascertain your confirmation. All evening he was turning away diners without reservations. Second, he divided our group into 3 separate tables without asking us; that was unprecedented. You have to understand that his resto is very small and unable to be configured with one long table for 12. Finally, he was totally aghast when one of our friends wanted to share a plate. After his "impossible" exclamation, he approached me to tell me that I needed to tell my friends that the policy of the resto is one menu, one guest. He didn't come back for another 20 minutes to continue getting the orders. He had calmed down. We were amused but understood.
After finishing off the 31€ menu du jour of salmon starter, magret main, and apricot tartlet dessert, I concluded that this meal of the best of the trip--hands down.
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