Monday 24 June 2013

Le Jules Verne

Somethings in life should never be repeated. Other things are so good they deserve to be repeated, but you can only hope to be so lucky. 

In 2010 I was a very lucky girl and got to have my birthday in Paris. This year that's going to happen again. Back then I visited a bakery for a tour, then went out for lunch. But not just any lunch, we had lunch on the Eiffel Tower at Le Jules Verne. It was amazing. 

Happily my birthday lunch experience at Le Jules Verne is going to be repeated this week too, although it'll be even more extraordinary as this time I will have lunch with 10 of my family and friends. Le Jules Verne is of course the iconic restaurant on the second stage of the Eiffel Tower

Upside down plates as art 
The start of much deliciousness

Liquid deliciousness
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose if I remember correctly

Buttery deliciousness
Sculpted as the second stage of the Eiffel Tower

Our amuse bouche
tomato gazpacho

My entree
Veloute de crustaces au fumet de champignons et cerfeuil
Shellfish velvety soup with mushrooms and chervil
About which I have gushed previously

My main
Queue de Lotte cuite en cocotte, pommes fondantes et jus de coquillages
Pan-sauteed monkfish tail, potatoes and shellfish sauce

The extraordinary selection of free minidesserts served before our actual desserts
I hope they still do this!
Those marshmallows were the best things we ate the entire trip!!

Master Wicker's dessert
He was well chuffed with this strawberry and meringue confection

Mr Wicker's indulgent Tartelette Chocolate Amer/Framboise
Bitter Chocolate Raspberry Tarlet

My dessert Fraise/Rhubarbe, biscuit moelleux et creme legere a la pistache
Strawberry/rhubarb, soft biscuit and light pistachio cream
The French achieve a magnificence with pistachio
that is not found elsewhere

I can't wait to see what is in store for us this week. 


Paulita said...

Oooh. Thanks so much for taking us along. I can't wait to see this year's lunch too. I love the look of the tomato gazpacho and the chocolate raspberry dessert. I'd love to visit the Jules Verne restaurant.
Thanks for playing along. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Joy said...

Oh, wow! That's a lot to look forward to! Have a happy, happy day!

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skiourophile said...

Oh, how wonderful - the anticipation!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Could a birthday celebration get any more perfect? I think not.

Brona said...

You've just given me new heights to aim for Louise. My 50th birthday will now be celebrated at Le Jules Verne!

But for now - a very happy birthday to you xo