Completing number 11 off my 40 at 40 list – Lunch at Le Gavroche

This one needed some organising as there was a 2 month waiting list to book lunch at Le Gavroche. My brother in law is a real foodie so he and his wife came with us.
Le Gavroche is such an iconic place, one of my customers worked there and was the first English chef to aquire 3 Michelin stars. Having spoken to them about the place just wanted to experience eating there. Michel Roux is such a foodie god and just love his enthusiastic love of food. I was completing in awe when I saw that his was actually there cooking my lunch!!

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The restaurant is just off Park Lane in London, as you enter it’s very 80’s French opulence very traditional. We were led to our table and had a glass of Champagne and these wonderful canapés arrived.

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One was an avocado mouse with a shaving of Serrano ham and the other was a lobster salad with a shaving of truffle. Both completely divine.
Next came the amuse, which was a crab cake on a mango and sweetcorn salsa.

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We all have decided on the Red Mullet to start, this came in a slightly curried sauce with chorizo and bulgar wheat.

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For main course, Rhoda and I had chicken, whilst the men had kidneys. The food was just cooked to perfection and there were lots of ooohs and aahs.

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With the lunch we also had a fantastic selection of wine included in the price. The table was groaning with the amount of glasses!!

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For pudding the table was split with cheese and apple tart. The cheese chariot was fantastic.

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Then it was coffee (which was very good) and petit fours.

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Then the man himself came over to check that everything was ok and of course to get a picture with him. He also signed my menu which I will treasure!!
It was an amazing experience and probably the best place I have ever eaten. The prices were expensive but as a treat not so bad! £52.60 for 3 courses, coffee and petit fours, water and wine.
A truly lovely treat 🙂

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