Montpellier, Haute Cuisine, bring your credit card.
Classic setting in centuries old vaulted ceilings. Service was exemplary. Kitchen operates at the highest level. Menu is not super extensive but the wine list of all the best local vinters is. The complimentary aligot seemed a bit odd but I suppose it's a homage to the Lozere. As an earlier reviewer suggested, I'd go easy on it.
Can't recommend the cheese cart enough. Probably 25 excellent cheeses. I missed the roquefort but there was an outstanding walnut cheese that cannot be missed. We skipped the apertiifs and had a bottle of Hermitage Pic St Loup 2009. Came to about €90 per person.
Go here for an anniversary, a proposal dinner, or super romantic date.
Very romantic gastonomic restaurant in historic Montpellier, with vaulted stone ceilings, pristine tablecloths and the whole bit.
The basic concept is "country french" or peasant food given gastronome treatment, and it works quite well. Very fresh ingredients. Very inventive flavors.
-Make sure to have the scallops.
-Go easy on the aligot (a local specialty--cheesy stringy mashed potatos spun into your bowl from 3 feet up) because you will need room for cheese and dessert.
-Don't pass up the cheese course. They have a very well curated cheese board.
-Especially make sure to try the Roquefort, as that's practically the next town over, and they have very good ones Roqueforts here.
-Really. Save room for dessert. They will bring you 4 plates, plus extra if you order coffee. And that extra aligot you ate because it seemed deligtful will start to press up against your eyeballs.
I've been here twice now. The first time I came with a pack of colleagues, and it took 4 hours, which was about the right amount of time to pack in that amount of food. The second time, with my wife, there were only two of us, so we finished in 2 1/2 hours, which is apparently not enough time, as we left feeling greatly overfed and a little uncomfortable. So, take your time, especially if you are having the long menu.
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