It has been called "The icon within an icon". Not bad for a French chef who started his apprenticeship at a small restaurant in St Germain called "Aux Charpentiers" whose sister fish restaurant "L'Ecaille de PCB" was one of my "canteens" when living in Paris. PCB stands for Pierre and Colette Bardeche, the owners.
I never had steaks and fish cooked with such perfection anywhere else at the time.
BTW, Pierre et Colette still run Aux Charpentiers...
Mind you, Guillaume Brahimi went from there to La Tour d'Argent and Joel Robuchon: one could find worse training grounds... And it shows!
See below some of the goodies we enjoyed from the Degustation Menu. We were so enthralled by the celebrations and the food that we missed photographing some of the dishes...
Amuse bouche: an inventive way to prepare one tiny Sydney rock oyster...
Les Hautes Cances Cairanne 2011 for all the fishy courses...
Yellowfin Tuna, basil infused, soy and mustard seed vinaigrette
Royale of Globe Artichoke, mud crab, barigoule vinaigrette
Scallops, lemon emulsion, watercress veloute, sterling caviar
John Dory (Filet de St Pierre), carrot & ginger puree, coriander, pommes allumettes
Are you still hungry?
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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