Our meal started off with a glass of Comtes de Champagne, Blancs 2002 Maison Taittinger followed by appetizers like duck foie gras, truffle sauce with aged Madeira. Next, we moved onto Sea scallops from the Baie de Seine, scallop bards carbonara style pumpkin, crunchy cabbage with ginger black truffle. And then, we feasted on lobster from Chausey and Brehat islands cooked on salt and seaweeds, natural juice, steamed green curry, coco bean and lemon ravioli. Finally, dessert fit for a Haute Travels girl, Vintage black chocolate souffle, dripping with chocolate sauce with Sicily pistachio ice cream with V.E.P green chartreuse. Before departing, we had cups of hot chocolate and tea. They even sent a bottle of Bollinger rose Champagne to my suite for a late night toast to the good life!
The entire presentation was incredible... and the price tag for this glam dinner, somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 USD. But well worth every penny because the food was absolutely superb, my compliments to Chef Eric Briffard!
The staff was wonderful; they even took a photo of us and brought it to our table. They printed a personal copy of my menu selections and presented it to me in my own little book. And before leaving, they brought the dessert cart around and filled little gift boxes with tasty treats. Perhaps, the most memorable part of the evening, post dinner, a tour of the wine cellar with Thierry Hamon, Chef Sommelier. We even spotted bottles of champagne worth 20,000 euros.
Here are photos from the night that glam dining and Haute Travels girls met in Paris for the meal of a lifetime.
For the fashionistas who want to know who we were wearing, Kate wore YSL and I stepped into a Zac Posen shimmery dress with Christian Louboutin heels.