Le Parc Les Crayères, Autumn 2016

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Champagne / France / French food / Le Parc Les Crayères / Les Crayères / Reims / SALON

Le Parc Les Crayères is one of the best restaurant in Reims, now standing at Two MICHELIN Stars. The restaurant offers gourmands a luxurious fine dining experience.  You have to arrive a little early to catch the sunset at the outdoor table with a glass of champagne before heading the main dining room. Here you will find 95% of all champagne houses on the wine list with reasonable price, we went for 2004 Champagne SALON made in the blanc de blancs style. Champagne SALON is a very small producer, 60,000 bottles only in the best years, in the past century just 37 vintages were released.

We tried L’Exception menu prepared by Chef Philippe Mille, a winner of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF).  It is a unique and prestigious award in France, a contest for professional chefs, like an “Olympic Game” held in every four years.  The Royal scampi bedding on artichokes muslin, lobster cooked with tarragon, maturated beef with potatoes muslin and caviar, all of above items were well made and met our expectation.    The Chaource cheese foam with hazelnut oil served with watercress juice and caramelised brioche, it was a pretty delightful dish.  The ingredients are surprisingly matched.   The dessert is a harmonious combination of two flavours: bitter Sao Tome chocolate coming from West Africa with a subtle aroma of sweet candied lime.

Don’t forget to have a coffee in the bar, quite relaxing!!

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