The only thing I could do explained the receptionist was ring each week to see if there had been a cancellation? Which I did but to no avail....but I had a plan, a simple plan and it worked ;0)
Now for my simple trick, and it was this! we purposely turned up 1 hour earlier than expected and mentioned to the manager we would we would love to experience the full tasting menu and could we be considered for this if a table became available before the last order for it?.
The restaurant has a very cosy feel, dimly lit, very opulent surroundings to enjoy our feast.
Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the Soufflé Suissesse, Cheese Soufflé Cooked on Double Cream. A dish so rich I feared for my arteries as I was eating it. But as instructed by our fellow scousers we tried each mouthful with a sip from the accompanying Dry Amontillado "Los Arcos" (Sherry) and it worked a treat cutting through the rich cream my arteries thanking me for it.
Forgive photo quality here as don't like to use flash in restaurants.
With matching wine
This wine I adored and have been trying to find it ever since.
Côte-de-Nuits Villages 2006.
By now we were starting to get full, this beef nearly finished me off ! the glasses of wine were starting to mount up too ! any minute now I was tempted to use them as glass Harmonicas and strike up my own happy birthday tune! but thought better of it after all we were on our best behaviour !
Selection of French and British Farmhouse Cheeses.
Esprit de Chevalier 2006.
The sight of this Cheese trolley nearly had me shooing them away but a little voice inside me told me to man up !!
Crispy Layers of Pastry, Raspberries and Praline Flavoured Chocolate.
Côteaux du Layon Saint Lambert 2010.
Ok by now this was starting to turn into an episode of Man verses food. But I'm glad to say on this day MAN WON!
If you have ever seen the Monty Python film the meaning of life then you will remember the sceene where after eating a feast of several courses and proclaiming "I can't eat another thing!"
The smooth Matire d' offers him wafer thin mint . In our case the Petit fours. then runs for cover as the diner explodes!! well that was us!
One of the funniest things we will never forget was there was a particular waitress serving our wine, each time she poured a glass she told us where the wine had come from what the aroma or bouquet was, finish etc... all in perfect english but with a heavy french accent.
We were one of the last people to leave and she asked us if we had had a good time to which we replyed we had.... After a couple of minutes delay it hit us she had spoken to us in a London accent !! we laughed all the way back to the hotel.
Mr Roux your two stars are well deserved but if ever a Michelin inspector happens to come across this Blog could you please give Le Gavroche it's third star back !
One for the excellent food, One for the impecable service and the third for the pure theatre Thank you.
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