13 March 2010

Lunch at Château Eza - Amuse Bouche


Let's tuck in to the amuse bouche that arrived with the champagne...

Served on a slate platter - in the square glass pot are tiny concoctions of roquefort and bread - yet they were quite sweet - with honey, perhaps? In the base of the glass pot - several different olives that were fabulous.

In the centre - a confection made of snails. And in the tiny pots, a fishy mousse base covered in fish eggs. Excellent.

And now - drum roll - the Chef: Axel Wagner. Before joining Château Eza as Chef de Cuisine in spring 2007, Axel Wagner, from Germany, was the Executive Chef of the three-star Michelin restaurant of renowned French chef Georges Blanc in Vonnas.

Tomorrow: the Menu du Prince.

10 comments:

Yvi said...

*yummy*

That look so delicious...

I think I`m hungry now...

Greetings and have a nice weekend..
Yvi

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photo of some fancy, yummy treats! I see part of your elegant Lalique champagne glass!

Virginia said...

Well I studied the whole plate at great length trying to figure it out on my own and I didn't come close to any of them! Only the French! :)
V

Sharon said...

What a beautiful assortment of starters. I bet those flavors went perfectly with the champagne.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Jilly,
My head is spinning. I just read your comment about goats on Brattcat's post today. Now I know about your background tending goats (and even milking them) in Wales and Tasmania.

From goats in Wales and Tasmania to Champagne and amuse bouche for lunch in a chateau overlooking the French RIviera.

All I can think of to say is, "You've come a long way, baby."

Jilly said...

Dave, caring for goats wasn't my background. It was my choice. I moved to Wales from London and the world of theatre - at the time. Wales was an alternative life-style, hence the goats, growing veggies and everything that went with it.

I was never a country girl before Wales.

Laurie said...

Almost too pretty to eat! (Almost...)

I've missed your blog, Jilly! I have a lot of catching up to do. Why does life get in the way of fun things like lingering on the internet for hours at a time? :-)

Another gorgeous shot, as usual girlfriend.

glenda said...

What an interesting group of starters. I am very envious!

Clueless in Boston said...

Great presentation. It looks delicious too.

Gail's Man said...

Looks more like a work of art than a dinner plate. Not really my kind of food though. Certainly not enough there to fill me up!

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