I love having an intimate dinner in a quiet, dimly lit room, it’s the only way I can enjoy my food and to keep a conversation on flow in close proximity. Over a week ago, I had a lovely catch up dinner with fashion pals (Shini, Laetitia, Emily, Tala and Fiona of TCS) at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.
We were seated at the ‘Table Lumiere’ designed by Patrick Jouin, presented with tableware by Hermes, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis. Of course, our table was cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain of 4,500 shimmering fiber optics, this ambience mood transported us into space enjoying our mouth watering food, forgetting that there were guests sitting near us.
I usually spend half a minute assessing the presentation of my plate before destroying it with a folk, chefs are like seamstresses, fine cuisine is haute couture, crafted by the hands of qualified artisans, what’s presented on your plate is art and craftsmanship. And the taste? Well, it’s up to your taste buds.
Snack: Crispy raviolis. Wine: 2010 Fiano Di Avelino, Feudi Di San Gregrio.
Soup: Veloute soup appetiser.
Instagram Protocol: A snap shot of your food is a rule.
Starter: Steamed langoustines, ravioli, spicy consomme. Main: Seared sea scallops, peas and asparagus light green jus.
Dessert: Wild strawberry ”tartelette”, clotted cream our way. Snack: Alain Ducasse macarons.
A lovely cup of English Breakfast tea to end the night.