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Apr 20, 2001 11:52 PM

L'Arpege. A Bold Move.

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Just finished reading an article about the recent menu changes at Alain Passard's 3 Star restaurant: L'Arpege.
He is refocusing on vegetables, fruits & flowers. All red meat and poultry is off the menu...they don't inspire him anymore and he doesn't want to cook anything that doesn't do so. One interesting ingredient is Argan oil from Northern Morocco. Mountain goats feed on the nuts of a local tree and pass them eventually. Their droppings are gathered and the nuts separated and then pressed to make an oil. I'm very curious to hear from anyone who's been there to try his new menu.

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  1. Have eaten at all the greats. Ate at Gagnaire and Arpege in June. Passard at Arpege BLEW THEM ALL AWAY. one of the best meals we have had since a couple amazing ones at Trotters a few years back. Could not beleive he did it without meat--only langoustines was the closest. really great