hope to add later pictures -
Dinner at perception - Outstanding ! We loved every second, great enthusiastic service by the two guys running the front, very clever tasting menu and cuisine by the (now very interesting) Korean born chef. We took the 8 course option, nice portions, we were “stuffed” and very happy at the end, good bottle of white Saint-Bris helped that. Everything was “on spot” at least for us, and i think this place truly deserves getting a star, it’s far from cheap now but well priced in my opinion, guess it will be unfortunately much more expensive if they keep the good work.
Lunch at Montee - i appriciate the style of the chef, but for us it was an interesting but still a dissappointing lunch, i’m looking for more “bold work” in flavors and combinations and yes, even for bigger portions, everything here except the very good main dish of veal, felt “too petit” , held back and sometimes sorry, but boring… It’s a different type of tasting menu and style, maybe because it’s lunch in “fraction price” and not dinner, dont know, happy we tried it but not our cup of tea. I think the petit place can also use benefit from some very quiet background playlist, but it’s their chice of course.
Imperial Treasure - Fun We have very rare chances to meet excellent dimsum by our humble standarts, and other chinese delicacies, this was a treat, well a very expensive one, surely there are many options in the city at fraction, but we so glad we went there on that Sunday, EXCELLENT wine list in suprisingly affordable price points, we splurged with too much from the open carte, i think it’s much more interesting there from ordering closed meals.
Chocho - i also had this small skepticism when entered the place, not sure why
We actually loved it, were too full to take tasting menu, so good they had a too small carte, excellent execution of everything, some real clever and thought provocating stuff, like the cellery and asparagus dishes, the veal liver and especially a very good apple cardamom dessert… Fish dish a bit dissappointing, the grapefruit sauce was too much for us and didn’t go quite well with the skatewing. Lovely place, not so comfortable sitting but good service
We had some “casual” options like a very nice and simple place called Obento in the 9th, excellent prices and hearthy tasty dishes, plans took a dive due to an emergency health issue of my wife, everything is ok but we had to cancel last minute at La Clarence and a day later at Dilia, happeans.
Sweets wise - Brigat was nice, Yann Bryss was out of stock when we arrived afternoon, bakes had to settle mainly on a Polaine medicore branch that was under the apartment, best macarons (which i hate in general) from Sadaharu Aoki, small and full of great flavor, we tried first time from Richart, sorry but no thanks…