15 October 2011

Lunch at Alain Ducasse's Louis XV - After the Cheese

After the fish, along came the cheese.

A beautiful covered trolley arrived with more cheeses than I could count. We each chose three. One of mine was a Roquefort and Lynda chose a different blue cheese. Of course we had to compare and I loved her choice. The attentive and friendly (and handsome!) Maitre 'D wrote down its name - a Fourme l'Ambert which is from the Auvergne region of France. It's far milder than a Roquefort and creamier too.

With it we chose a different bread from the trolley - a wholemeal fig and walnut. Perfect!

On to dessert. In the main photo: Compotée de pommes reinettes, glace à la vanille et pommes sauvages râpées crues.

Stewed Reinette apples, vanilla ice cream and raw slices of wild apples.

In the smaller photo: Fruits d'automne en tartelette friande, glace au lait, fleur de sel.

A delicate tart of autumn fruits, milk ice cream, sea salt.

You can see Lynda couldn't wait to stick her spoon into the milk icecream - me too!


Rakesh Vanamali said...

very delicious looking!

Do have a wonderful weekend!

Nathalie said...

The large blue plates for desert come as quite a surprise. The stripes make yours look like a gril - weird. So far these plates are the only thing in your report that I find rather incongruous. Maybe they worked well in real life?

Jilly said...

Nathalie, I absolutely agree. They surprised me too. One was round, one was square. They are probably some incredibly expensive designer platter?

Catherine said...

Hi Jilly - your blogs have been on my blog roll ever since I knew I was moving to this area from mexico city, and I have really enjoyed following both your blogs and seeing all your lovely photos. I would certainly love to meet up with you - I live in Cap D'Ail and work in Monaco - it is always interesting to get together with fellow bloggers...hope it will work out...regards Catherine

Sharon said...

Complex combinations all the way down to the dessert. Both sound just heavenly. This has been a wonderful experience even if all I got to do was watch.

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