For those who've been to Guy Savoy....
- uhockey Sep 12, 2008 03:07 AM
What are the "must haves" on the menu?
While the tasting menu appears a good deal even at its price point, I've had significant adverse reactions to egg-proteins from fish and crustaceans (caviar and roe) and am not particularly fond of oysters in any form so I am thinking of going a la carte instead.
I'm dead sure that they would be able to work with you to create a menu that doesn't include caviar (you poor thing!) or oysters. When you call to make a reservation, let the person know your preferences and ask if it would still be possible to do the tasting menu.
They will accomodate you, for sure. Talk to Franck Savoy....he's always there. And our server, Fabrece, can also be of assistance.
One of the best things we had there was the least hyped...the "Peas All Around"....UNREAL. Here is a link to the review I wrote: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/530071
That Pea dish (soup? appetizer? side? what should it be called?) literally brought tears to my eyes. Melodramatic...maybe a touch. But this was singularly one of the most beautiful and delicious dishes I have EVER encountered. I was dumbfounded by the beauty and complexity of the dish. And when the egg yolk was cut and combined w/the rest it created the most luxurious, sinfully delicious mixture. I literally called my wife (was midnight back home) and woke her from a dead sleep to tell her about the dish. She loves peas. Her response..."Why are you eating a dish that is all peas...you HATE peas!" Enough said!
Maybe this dish does not work for you w/obv reaction to egg proteins but I will reassure you that the kitchen is adept and adapting to all sorts of dietary needs. A call would certainly not hurt, and may only help to ensure that the finest ingrediants would be available for your dinner. Enjoy, as this is one of the finest dining experiences in all the US.
My reaction has been isolated only to eggs of sealife, oddly, and I consume eggs daily (mostly whites, but a yolk daily as well) and have tolerated quail eggs w/o any issue. I've read that the issue with fish eggs has something to do with the fact that many are fertilized whereas the eggs we consume from chickens/quail/etc clearly are not.
The Peas all Around does not appear to be on the menu, but I'll certainly inquire.
I do believe I'll go a la carte as the sweetbreads dish and milk fed poularde sound incredible, but I certainly hope the incredible bread service is offered with the a la carte menu.