For starters I ordered the Pan fried Fois gras - which came presented with a creamy foam, a tart apple 'smear' sauce set on a lattice base of crispy potato . It was so melt in the mouth, light and not at all rich tasting that I could have eaten it over hundred times. D had the Lobster and avocado in lemon jelly. It was served in a martini glass. He said it was a perfect balance of flavours and textures.
For dessert I had to go for the classic Pistachio souffle. It arrived with much ceremony, a cross was delicately etched on the surface and pistachio ice cream with spooned into the space. We watched it sink slowly in before I tucked into it. The contrast of warm souffle with the cold ice cream was heavenly. A glass of demi-sec Mumm champagne went very nicely with it. The inside of the ramekin had been dusted with cocoa powder so there was a subtle hint of chocolate too. D had a rich chocolate mousse with orange compote and ice cream. We shared a bit of each others but were pretty happy to stick to our choices.