We enjoyed an astonishing lunch at L'Arpege back in July. Alain Passard takes a particular interest in vegetables, so we chose L'Arpege for a family lunch as Master Wicker is vegetarian. It was a perfect choice.
|We made our way to a rather nondescript street corner in the 7th,|
happily walking distance from our flat
We had tiny starters of a pastry morsel with broccoli and cabbage- which doesn't sound all that great, but was of course wonderful. And a plate of the most peppery raw radishes- slightly too peppery for me.
|A trio of mini tastes.|
Beetroot and lavender. Carrot and parmesan. Cucumber
|Beetroot sushi with lime and garlic|
Master Wickers favourite course
|Fresh strawberries from the garden, four spice cream, onion, elderflower|
|Two bottles of this rather magnificent wine lost their lives this day|
|Fresh lettuce from the garden with smoked almond dressing|
|Vegetable plate with sweet and sour sauce, geranium flowers, raspberry and cassis|
The speck mousse was then served by our waiter
and omitted for Master Wicker
Perhaps the best thing we ate in a month in Paris!
|Peas with orange flower and onion with cassis|
|Ravioli with beetroot and peas in clear broth|
|Smoked spring potatoes with mustard emulsion and peas|
|Master Wicker's potato gnocchi with onion during the "main"|
|Sea bass with almonds, fava beans and sorrel|
Mr Wicker and I shared the fish and meat mains
|Lamb with potato gnocchi|
|Fresh cows milk curd, fig|
|We wondered why they merely wiped our knives during the meal.|
We were presented with them to take home at the end!
Apple and almond tartlets. Fruit pate.
Beetroot and rhubarb, lemon verbena and sorrel macarons.
|They made me a special birthday cake!|
There was a nougat with honey and red fruits that I was possibly too full to photograph.
|Chef came out to speak to each table at the end of lunch|
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog