We had a most excellent meal here. The ambience was clean and beautifully minimal, the service was impeccable and our starters and entrees were prepared to perfection. The Foie Gras Brulee was one of the most amazing things that I have ever eaten! Truly. And my salmon was flawless - paired well with corn pudding and cherry tomato salad. Absolutely delicious. The desserts? Not so sure.
The presentation of the Poached Peach resembled a dirty ashtray - tiny cigarette butts, popcorn, random bits of lord knows what. Hilarious, yes, but it just didn't come together for me. The fruit wasn't quite ripe or warm and it sat on a bed of chilly peach granita. And the core was full of pistachio cream. And it had popcorn and little sugar butts on it. AND mint and peach chips. The tastes and textures were in total conflict!
Now the Butterscotch Pudding with sea salt and caramel was dreamy. Very very rich, oh-so smooth, presented simply with two biscuits and lovely with a coffee.
Nougatine is deserving of an "Excellent" rating for sure, but I'm deducting one for that damn peach and the fact that I didn't love it all enough to race back.
But you should go. For the Foie Gras. I can't stop thinking about it.
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