L'Astrance Nov 4 lunch
Our Paris eating extravaganza "death by fois gras" tour ended here on an amazing note. The only fois was poached from my wife. The maitre d' asked if there was anything she didn't eat, and I forgot to mention it. The millefeuille of mushroom and fois was fabulous btw. There were more tastes than I can keep track of as well as garnishes and the like, as well as 6 deserts !! Langoustines, Cod, and lamb were the main anchors in a meal that went on for almost 3 hours - at lunch. Each dish was perfectly executed and visually stunning. The staff was attentive, relaxed and forgiving of my shall we say, much less than perfect French. The white Chateau Neuf du Pape, on the wine list stated from Isabelle Ferrando was actually a St Prefert, and was a wonderful wine for this meal at a price that didn't break the bank (70 E, i think). AT 70E for lunch (no a la carte, just what monsieur Barbot thinks you should be eating that day) this is one of the mega dining deals for haute cuisine. English is spoken for those who have no French. If you call, you may get an answering machine in rapid French, the tail end of which I think says to call back after 9 PM. Though I could easily have misunderstood, that's when I got through. Reservations only by phone. This is on my "must return" list. Perfect in every way.