I apologise for the poor quality of the following photographs, not least to the chef, as they really don't show off his food at all well. But it was really quite dark in the restaurant, and I don't want to use flash.
With my aperitif they served some very good little gougères and some black and green olives. The green olives were ok, but the black ones were fabulous.
|Smoked pigeon with pickled vegetables and sultana & caper dressing|
|A truly awful picture of the lettuce, lamb and peas. Sorry. But it shows the plating at least.|
Tapwater is provided automatically, and kept re-filled. I just had a glass of an interesting Languedoc red, L'Infidèle that was fine with the pigeon, but worked best with the lamb.
|Blueberry chibouste with mascarpone, cucumber and basil|
This was a very enjoyable meal. Some interesting combinations, backed up by extremely able cooking and technique in the kitchen. Front of house worked very well too, striking just the right balance of efficiency and friendly interaction with the customers.