With the First of May coming to an end, we got ready for dinner (with much anticipation) at the lovely Lasserre restaurant (previously a 3 michelin star – now dropped to 2 stars – dont ask me why). With menu and everything in french, the Maitre’ d had to explain everything in English.
The Lasserre (on rue F.D Roosevelt) is a 2 storey small building. You enter, take off you coat and are herded upstair to the dining area in a lift sized about 3ft by 4 ft and a 7 ft ceiling.
The ambience and environment in the dining floor took our breath away. It was opened aired when we got there, and there was a pianist playing some classical tunes on the piano (in a corner). The place was packed with diners – about 100 pax.
Our cosy table for 2 at Lasserre.
The ceiling dissapeared into the evening sky. Later we found out (with a thrill) that the ceiling slid open and close in intervals.
Ceiling now closed.
Ordering is no easy feat here. The menu was a 2 page spread and everything in French.
Highlight - my entree` - some work of art - Caviar Imperial with peas in jelly cone and asparagus puree. The best I can describe it.
Tiger prawn Bisque. This was super delish. The prawns melt in your mouth. Not exaggerating.
Macaroni stuffed with truffles and mushroom bits. Delicious! excellent.
we said this looked like Foo Chuk! Its actually Mushrooms with greens. Cant describe the taste - was very tasty.
The main dish - served for two. The veal cooked to Medium. It was very tender and juicy - but i was too full to finish my portion!!!
A degustation menu is available, but we kinda liked to order ala-carte. So these were the recommended selections – and we both wanted the Tiger Prawn Bisque!
The ambitious duo that we are, we wanted to pop into a bar or 2 after dinner. Full from the food, still jet lagged, we rushed back, showered and collapsed into bed.