As I arrived a bit early to Le Negresco I decided to start the evening with a drink in La Relais bar. A Negresco Royal a great and refreshing champagne drink with kirsch, sirop de framboises monin and champagne et pailettes d ór.
Dessert was called Cherries season. It was cherries poached in earl grey tea and crispy poppy waffer filled with cherry ice cream. Well, I really hope that we will have a good harvest of cherries this autumn…
And after this I had an asortment of macarons and petit fours that were excuisitly made and a cup of amazing coffee. Let us say that the waiter knew what kind of coffees he were selling.
All in all this evening were great. The was cooked in a nice way as expected at a **-Michelin restaurant. But I felt that the flavours was not that strong and no dish (except coffee) really stood out. But I will not hold it against them, the menu stated ”Our dishes are seasoned with delicacy” so it was what I imagined. What stood out was the perfect but relaxed service. Service and personal touce is key at two stars, but at Chantecler it was not stiff at all and I found my self very welcome. In between two dishes I got their own paper to glimpse through since I was visiting on my own. When did that happend before? I will be back. Back to La Relais bar, back to the Chantecler and maybe back to stay at Le Negresco.