We celebrated our 1st Year Wedding Anniversary dinner by splashing out for a degustation meal at the famous L’atelier Joel Robuchon that has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars (yay!).
It’s set up Japanese style, with dining around the counter. We loved it because it meant we could sticky-beak at all the people running around in the open-kitchen, cooking and putting the dishes together. We were amazed no one crashed into each other, considering the quiet but frantic activity in there!
The meal was flat out amazing. We adore degustation meals and this didn’t disappoint. Each dish came out so artfully decorated, and the ingredients were really fresh and blended well together. Everything was divine but I loved the desserts the best. They were beautiful! And a gorgeous array of flavours in both the dessert dishes.
A totally stunning meal. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves 🙂 Thank you Chris for the wonderful anniversary dinner!
L’atelier @ Joel Robuchon
Gorgeous Japanese-style dining
Pretty flowers and greenery
A glass of white Pinot
Big basket of baguette!
L’amuse bouche – orange and carrot gazpacho with cumin crisp
This tasted exactly like the description, lol
Le Caviar – sur une pomme de terre a l’anguille fumee, fleurette au raifort
Outstanding! Who knew something so simple like caviar and potato would taste so good..
Les Tomates – anciennes relevees de sumac a l’huille provencale
At first I didn’t like the idea of eating just tomatoes, but these were sooo sweet
Le Foie Gras – de canard chaud, aux cerises et amandes fraiches
LUSCIOUS. Adored this 🙂
La Langoustine – en ravioli truffle a l’etuvee de chou vert
Great bite to the ravioli, and I adored the truffle sauce.. mmm..
L’oeuf – cocotte a la creme legere de girolies
Like a super-upper-class version of soft boiled eggs 😉
Le Rouget – aux aromates, releve d’une vierge a l’huile de pistache condimentee
Loved the red snapper fish, as it was perfectly cooked. The decoration – too cute!
La Caille – farcie de foie gras et caramelisee avec une pomme puree a la truffle d’ete
Pigeon stuffed with foie gras, with truffle mash potatoes. How can that possibly go wrong?!
L’agneau de Lait – encotelettes a la fleur de thym
Super tender lamb…. mmmm…
Les Fraises Des Bois – sur une gelee au limoncello et son sorbet acidule au fromage blanc
I normally don’t like fruit desserts, but this was PERFECT
Le Chocolate Tendance – ganache onctueuse au chocolate araguani, glace au grue de cacao, biscuit oreo
My favourite by far. The presentation was enough to make me squeal!
As was the dish itself.. a creamy chocolatey concoction of AWESOMENESS.
Little soft caramels to finish off the meal
Anniversary bliss 🙂