My girls and I booked here at least three weeks ago back in January and we still could only find either a 6:30pm seating or a 9:30pm. This place is as popular as Corbin and King's other haunts, however there are a few places (as always) held back for walk-ins and you can always waste away the time at the two themed in-house bar and cocktail lounges.
CK and I started as we meant to go on (which knowing my hangover the next day we shouldn't have) and ordered off the cocktail menu a Kir and a Kir Royale and settled into the menu (brace yourself for testing your GCSE French). As always, I had studied this before (and Google translated) however totally forgetting what I had decided upon earlier on Friday I went at it again with fresh thought and settled for Escargots au Beurre Persille (£8.50) to start. CK had the Tartare Saumon (£8.50). Beings as it was evening, we were treated to some mood-lighting so please bear with the photos and some I have borrowed from the web...
My snails were so SO garlicky (luckily Mr D was out) and as good as expected and so not a huge amount to report on as it is a pretty humble dish. CK's salmon starter was a little less rustic and arrived looking pretty on the plate and was a simple and refreshing starter.
|Snails (courtesy of terenceanahar)|
|Saumon Tartare (taken from madolyngrove.blogspot.com)|
CK chose the well priced Entrecôte Beurre Maître d’Hôtel (£19.50)which was a rib-eye steak with a generous amount of parsley butter, skinny fries and another side of their green salad. The chips were perfectly skinny, salty, crunchy and still fluffy on the inside. The steak was cooked as ordered and the parsley butter was deliciously naughty - an all rounder.
Puddings were a must on this occasion, starting at £3.50 it would almost be rude not too... 2 of us settled for the Sorbets au Champagne (£4.75) which was literally as described and seen below 2 scoops of lemon sorbet swimming in a goblet of champagne (you can see where the night went already!) a really refreshing end to a great meal and one easily re created at home which would satisfy any guests - who doesn't love champagne?!
One to never forgo an Ile Flottante (£3.95) CK ordered this and said it was one of the best she has had. As I have never tried the dish, I had a mouthful and really loved it, especially the addition of the hardened shattered caramel.
|Ile Flottante - DONE|