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Aug 26, 2007 02:07 PM

Dessert at Fleur de Sel

Hi, we're going to Fleur de Sel. Which desserts do you recommend? And also, are there any dishes we shouldn't miss?

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  1. Dessert: Granny Smith Apple & Caramelized Brittany Crepe with Devonshire Cream.

    1. All the desserts are great. They are so beautiful you want to take them home and hang them on your wall. They might ask you to order dessert at the beginning of the meal. This seems weird. The explanation is that the dessert kitchen is in the basement -- you can see it if you use the downstairs toilet -- and it's tiny! So advance planning is required.

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      1. re: Brian S


        We've been to Fleur de Sel many times and have never been asked to choose our desserts at the beginning of the meal. In fact, even when we've had tasting dinners and, towards the end, I've asked if I could have a different dessert than what was listed on the menu, they've been very accommodating.

        Btw, have you seen the regular kitchen? Talk about tiny!

      2. I agree with Deenso about definitely having the crepe. Chef/owner Cyril Renaud comes from Brittany, where crepes are everywhere, so it's a signature dish. The Raspberry Feuillete is another delicious dessert that has been on the menu since the restaurant opened.

        Soups are always excellent; foie gras, whether a terrine or poele, -- superb; and lamb and duck preparations are always wonderful.

        Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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        1. re: RGR

          Third Deenso's crepe suggestion. It is delicious but it is also very very filling! The first time I couldn't finish it and the next time I had something lighter for the entree so that I could save room for the crepe.

          I had the BIGGEST foie gras in my life at Fleur de Sel. When they put down the plate my eye balls almost dropped...It was HUGE! The sauce wasn't particularly distinctive, but the foie gras was very luscious, and I needed help to finish the whole lobe.