Anyone know when Le Serpent will open
I went here for dinner on Saturday and had a great time. I called a week in advance, and they only had seats at the bar, which was fine by me.
The decor wasn't my favorite, I much prefer the homey feel of CCP, but it was very well executed.
Started with a cocktail (le serpent), which included a long list of herby ingredients such as campari, amaro, chartruese, vodka and soda water. My date had a glass of Cava.
They only had beausoleil oysters, which I was a bit dissapointed about, so we skipped them and had an appetizer of that had different types of fish. The sea urchin and smoked mackrel on this plate were oustanding. Also had a beet salad which had both golden and red beets.
For our mains, we had the leg of venison, and pork cheeks. The venison was perfectly cooked and delicious. The pork cheeks were braised to fall apart tender, and covered in a great sauce reduction. We also got some roasted veggies on the side, since the mains were pretty meat-centric. We paired this with a bottle of Nebbiolo from Langhe, which is one of my favorites.
We split a desert that was similar to a apple, fig and honey crumble.
Service was impeccable all around. Total damage ~$200 including tip, taxes and wine.
All in all had a great time, and I would recommend to anybody with an adventurous appetite.
I think some changes were made to the initial project as Michele Mercuri (part of the team leading the opening of Le Serpent and prior chef at XO) announced the opening of Mercuri in the fall in a location that sits less than 200 meters from where Le Serpent was schedule to open on June 1st.
I was looking forward to go at Le Serpent this summer, but I could never find any info on the "official" opening or delay of it. As I live close by, I went to see in person if the construction work was progressing and I saw the Mercuri sign and concluded Le Serpent might not ever open.
Unfortunately, I have nothing to confirm my hypothesis :(