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
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose if I remember correctly
Sculpted as the second stage of the Eiffel Tower
|Our amuse bouche
Veloute de crustaces au fumet de champignons et cerfeuil
Shellfish velvety soup with mushrooms and chervil
About which I have gushed previously
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.