'PLAYTIME' AT LA FROMAGERIE
FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2014
As with all our Valentine's suppers, it is all about the food, wine & a thoroughly good time.
But where to take inspiration . . .
Join us for Valentine's as we celebrate Jacques Tati-style, with his iconic film ‘PLAYTIME’ – a surreal adventure of modern life. Over half the film enjoys a madcap restaurant scene in which we don’t think anyone really got fed! But for this evening we promise to feed you delicious fare as we take inspiration from some of the other offerings of 1967.
FRUITS DE MER to share between 2
We begin our 1967 food inspired menu with an homage to the famous fish restaurant Le Duc, which opened in 1967 on Boulevard Raspail.
In London 1967 saw the arrival of Le Gavroche with Albert & Michel Roux, a restaurant synonymous with classic French food – we will be doing our take on their classic souffle.
FILET OF BEEF BORDELAISE WITH BONE MARROW & RED WINE SAUCE
Elizabeth David, Wine and Food 1967, said, “His intelligence, sense of taste…his ease of style, un-scolding, un-pompous, un-sarcastic, ineffusive, [sic] and to so high a degree, inspiriting and creative.” She was talking about the great Xavier Marcel Boulestin, or X.Marcel, so what better than a classic dish inspired Boulestin!
LA FROMAGERIE Cheese Board
The name Gavroche was inspired by a character in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, in it Hugo writes about the Cheese-Dairies of Pontarlier, which is near to where Victor Hugo was born. For this evening Patricia will select a cheese board from the high mountains of eastern France in the Franche Comte & Haut Savoie.
PARIS BREST for two
Le Piantagioni Coffee & Herb Tea