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Esperance Vezelay-A wonderful meal

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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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. We will be there on Oct 25 for third visit but not in four years. Some of the Trip Advisor reviews have been horrendous. Keeping our fingers crossed that it will be the wonderful meals we have experienced in the past.

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        1. re: Lazslo

          There are always horrific reviews in Trip Advisor. I rarely take much notice of reviews of anything other than hotels and some tours these days. Apparently the fifth best restaurant in my home town is a bakery that sells admittedly quite good bread.

          1. 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.