Lunch @ Le Cinq – Paris

What?

Le Cinq

31 Avenue George V  
75008 Paris, France

www.fourseasons.com/paris/dining

Notable Accolades

Three Michelin Stars, Michelin Guide 2012

The Good

Very good food served at excellent prices as part of the restaurant’s set lunch menu. Amazing bordier butter with seaweed served with the bread courses. A stunning multi-course entrée consisting of five preparations of oysters. The large variety of options on the cheese cart and dessert trolley. The excellent service.

The Bad

The main desserts lack the imagination of the savoury courses or the appeal of the dessert trolley. My unnecessary decision to order an additional course of sweetbreads as part of my meal. That awkward moment when the server dropped a piece of cheese from the cheese trolley on to the floor for the third time.

The Meal

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Amuse Bouche #1

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Bordier butter with seaweed

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Amuse bouches #2

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Part 1 of my wife’s entree
Delight of oysters from Thau basin
“chaud-froid”, white wine broth, with curry-cumin, sorbet

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My entree
Grilled duck foie gras from the Landes region
with buckwheat, foamy parsnip syrup cream, dried duck shavings

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Part 2 of my wife’s entree
Delight of oysters from Thau basin
white wine broth, with curry-cumin

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Part 3 of my wife’s entree
Delight of oysters from Thau basin
sorbet

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Main course (my wife and I had the same)
Sea scallops from the Normandy region
browned in Colombo spices, tangy raisin, caramelised endives

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My supplementary course
Veal sweetbreads, browned with liquorice

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Vegetables served with my supplementary course
First green asparagus from the Luberon region stewed in the white sauce

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The cheese cart

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My cheese selection

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Pre-dessert

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Dessert (my wife and I shared the same course)
Cappacino delight
Pecan nuts praline, Moka coffee mouse

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Dessert trolley

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My wife’s dessert selection

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My dessert selection

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2 thoughts on “Lunch @ Le Cinq – Paris

  1. Wow, the Paris Chowhounds are right on the money with their recs on this one! Added to my go to list, your review and pics clinched it-thanks!

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