Esperance Vezelay-A wonderful meal
Had a great dinner about 10 days ago at Marc Meneau's restaurant.
Generous, creative and flavourful cooking matched with outstanding service.
Entree: lobe de foie gras with haricots (fava type beans) to soak up the juices
Fish: "wild" turbot with a butter/lobster roe sauce
Lamb: lamb shoulder with "epices"
Wines: Meursault Perrieres-Clos Vougeaot Blanc-Echezeaux.
Was it expensive? Yes
Was it worth it? Absolutely
It was wonderful to be in a "non corporate" type environment, visiting with a chef who is at the top of his game-after so many past problems.
I'm so glad to hear this. I had two wonderful meals there but haven't been in a long time. Hope to get there in 2011.
I'm glad you had a great meal. My husband and I went there a few years back and also enjoyed it immensely. I have been reading though, that alot of people have been unhappy with their experience.
Meneau was always a pretty divisive restaurant -- I never liked it, and never understood why some people love it. But they sure do, and with consistency.