As promised, Liz and I, along with Bill and Beth Saul, had lunch at Auguste, a single star Michelin restaurant in Paris. The price fixe lunch special was 3 courses (Entree, Plat, Dessert) for 37Euro. The menu was as follows:
If you don’t speak French, the menu included a choice of gazpacho or pate in a pastry; fish or chicken, and yellow plums or Grand Marnier souffle for dessert. Of course, we start with an amuse bouche (amuse your mouth).
Buckwheat tartlette with caviar and cauliflower mousse with potato crisp. ( Liz apologizes for fuzzy pics. Tough to get a good shot with the wait staff hovering.)
Since there were two choices for each course, we were able to taste both menus. The gazpacho was cold tomato soup, with avocado and heirloom red and yellow tomato. A white cheese sorbet was served on the side.
The greenery was an anise sprig or two. The other appetizer was a pate loaf in puff pastry served cold with pickled onions, consomme jelly and baby parsley. Grape reduction sauce was then poured over the pate.
Liz had pollack with artichokes, baby onions and asparagus in cherry foam sauce sprinkled with tempura anchovies.
I opted for the parmesan crusted chicken, with onion, asparagus, and mushrooms served with a yellow carrot puree.
We paired this lunch with a Riesling from Alsace, France.
For dessert, I had yellow plums, with white chocolate whipping cream, white chocolate leaf and yellow plum puree.
Liz (of course) chose the Grand Marnier Souffle. It was accompanied with a white cheese sorbet. I was able to have one very small spoonful.
Finally, with coffee, they served a tiny almond tart.
We agreed that the soup, fish and souffle were our favorites. Yet another fabulous meal on our European adventure! This too caps off the Paris portion of our trip. Tomorrow, we take the RER train back to CDG. We stay the night in Roissy en France (the little town next to the airport) and shuttle over to the airport bright and early on Wed morning. I will send one final blog upon arrival in Utah. See you back over the pond!