They say there's a season for game. But there's no season for friends who bring you shot animals as token of their love.
I think it's a doe
Or is it?
In case you believed this was a farm animal, this bullet impact might convince you otherwise.
That's how an animal becomes meat.
They say they don't do fonds at l'Arpège. And no red meat either. This is the exception confirming the rule.
They really do cook with Bordier butter
Tomate confite aux douze saveurs. Leftover from last night.
So they do the virtual bacon like Veyrat does. Only they used that Speck ham with had a much stronger smoked, mountainty taste.
Seriously, the kitchen at la Table de Robuchon is five times this size, for the same number of guests
Chef comes in. 11.08am.
Caviar d'aubergine in the making.
Chicken was cooked in figs leaves that day.
Happy Passard ready for chicken
Has it come back from the dining room yet?
Really, I'm ready now!
Who carves chicken on boards?
Tartelette's story -- chapter one
Herbs for pastry, esp mignardises -- macarons, pâtes de légumes, nougat de légumes
Tomato salad is the signature dish those days. Chef's in charge.
Actually, those tomatoes are the start of a ratatouille.
Famous Passard way to tie the lobster before cooking.
Infamous gratin d'oignons, lemon confit and parmesan. It could be eaten whole in one bite, but uit's really good.
Don't know if I should tell you that: he named is little dog Milou (Snowy's French name, Tintin's dog). And that is so much like him. There's something absolutely Tintinesque about him.
Friends visiting in the middle of the service
Dav showing off
The day's impro: long schallots slices and half potatoes on top.
Salade de concombres/
Sauce in plate for the couscous de légumes.
Cheese is waiting in the basement, out of the fridge
Art is everywhere
Three star dish
Betterave à l'aigre-doux
Homard à l'aigre-doux
Chef's upset -- a table for which he had other plans was sent a risotto
"Rognons de coq" beans, rhubarb
Candies are powdered and used to plate the apple tart
Peeling anywhere, anytime
The best cook of them all
She did it!
Aiguillettes de homard au vin jaune
Sole au vin jaune
Vegetables arrive from the garden in the early afternoon
I never saw purple green beans before
or purple basil