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I had an incredible dinner at L'Agrume last night. Made reservations for Saturday night only two weeks in advance. They have two seatings-- 7:30 & 9:30, we went to the second. The A La Carte menu is nice but the Menu Degustation is really where it's at, especially considering that you get 5+ courses (dessert was a double course) that are appetizer-sized or larger for only 35 euros! As far as I've seen, it's an unbeatable deal in this city. My dining partner is a picky eater but the menu was definitely aimed to please-- no offal other than the requisite foie gras.

What really stood out was the quality and originality of the food itself-- each dish was remarkable. We had: crab & shrimp w/tomato pulp (like a thick cold soup) & basil oil, charlotte potato salad with red onion & disk of foie gras & foie gras-olive oil emulsion, john dory (st pierre), poched with ridiculously buttery leeks w/oregano & lemon confit, with a lemon confit butter sauce, slices of veal tenderloin with carrot mousse, arugula pesto & anchovy cream, then 2 desserts: cherry soup (more like compote) with strawberry sorbet + white flat peaches poached in basil w/currants.

Before leaving, I made reservations for next time. I can't recommend l'Agrume highly enough.

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  1. Thanks for the report. It's on my extensive list for our next trip (September/October0 and the reports really help to narrow that list!!