“Are you ready for your surprise now?” the waiter asks in a quick, broken english; and then it’s off to the tasting menu. It’s the only avaialble menu and it definitely delivers with a surprise or two. L’Astrance is the darling of the Parisian dining scene right now – ask chefs and they will tell you no one is trying hard. To eat here is to see a Michelin 3 star in the making (it is now 2 stars.)
(Pardon my tasting notes – my French is non-existent and while i think i’ve caught most of it, i did miss some stuff.)
1. Brioche w/ butter & Spoon of Parmesan
The brioche was light & quite buttery and the small spoon of parmesan coated your mouth and cut the butter. A decent start but too restrained. Good.