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balex

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In Topic: Barcelona recommendations

11 May 2019 - 12:26 PM

Via Veneto is the Barcelona restaurant with the Wiltonesque atmosphere and I love it

In Topic: Barcelona recommendations

08 May 2019 - 07:53 PM

Thanks - I booked Estimar , it does indeed sound what I am looking for. R d G is fine but I don’t like the atmosphere for some reason and the food last time was slightly sub par.

In Topic: Barcelona recommendations

06 May 2019 - 08:45 PM

Any opinion on Estimar? I want to go to a seafood place that is not Marea Alta or Rias de Galicia

 

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In Topic: Le Clarence: Chateau Haut-Brion’s luxury Paris Restaurant

17 April 2019 - 06:21 PM

I even wore a tie.


In Topic: Le Clarence: Chateau Haut-Brion’s luxury Paris Restaurant

17 April 2019 - 06:16 PM

Ok, Le Clarence is really pretty good. Very grand , impeccable service, some decent wine at reasonably sane markups. I got the 5 course option, which was quite a lot of food as each course apart from the cheese course was 5 dishes. The cheese was excellent. The food, was not quite cutting edge insanely delicious, but there were a lot of very good things to eat. Only a few genuinely brown dishes. A few mild asian touches (some XO sauce or something that tasted just like it at one point I think).

 

For example the meat course was some quite young lamb, with an anchovy on top, some squid ink jus, some other jus, with a side plate of a large tasty morel mushroom with some ham, and another side plate of a deep fried artichoke with some foie gras on top, and another side dish of a little strip of crispy lamb (breast) with a little crunchy salad.

 

Not texturally very interesting overall.

 

If you want to dress up and go somewhere fancy this would be a very good choice. And it's kind of good value in the context of that type of restaurant in Paris.