many occasions i failed to meet chef alain passard..his last year visit was postponed due to the flood scare..then my missed planning in paris at the beginning of the year..was recommended by my trustable source ‘the skinny bib’ when the chance finally came, i hurried and booked before i got to the menu
underneath the cold sour cream was poached egg (hot)..i believe that’s why the egg got its name..we were told to sweep all the way to the bottom shell..tasted quite different at first, then executed nicely w. a glass of paired domaine des aurelles, languedoc, 2007
then the beautifully cooked challans duck w. hibiscus and orange marc..gorgeous and sooooo tender it was..if you love red meat as much as i do, you’d really appreciate it’s perfection..smelt great w. the tint of orange marc..the skin was tasty which helped balancing the too too sweet sauce out..taking time and trying to soak everything in, it was very close to perfect i felt
if there were one thing that wasn’t right, it was the gorgeous candied tomato stuffed w. 12 spices..wayyyyyyy too sweet, i really couldn’t cope with..instead i enjoyed the lemon grass that came along with
definitely a heart warm experience it went..dishes were light and spring like..the kind i would love to come back for
chef passard will only be presenting his cuisine at la scala, sukhothai hotel until apr. 29th..better don’t miss!
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