The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Indulgence -

Farmed rab­bit galan­tine with cepe dust, prunes soaked in ar­magnac ($21)

Six baked snails with beurre d’es­car­got ($16.50)

Pork sausage with potato puree and green pep­per­corn sauce ($22.50)

Grain-fed rack of lamb with sauteed sea­sonal veg­eta­bles, roasted chat pota­toes and rose­mary jus ($31.50)

Eye fil­let 220g ($34); rib-eye steak on the bone 400g ($39); wagyu rump 300g ($38)

Vanilla and pis­ta­chio ice cream, rasp­berry sor­bet with wild berry coulis and creme chan­tilly ($14.50) hav­ing or­dered the same. She of­fers me a morsel from her plate and I have to agree that it’s suc­cu­lent.

There’s noth­ing wrong with my lin­guini with seafood ($26), but nei­ther is there any­thing mem­o­rable about it. Had the weather been cooler, I might have or­dered cas­soulet du Langue­doc ($35) or chicken chas­seur ($28) and been much hap­pier.

We or­der a sin­gle dessert, coupe Gas­conne ($16.50): ap­ple sor­bet with prunes in ar­magnac, ap­ple con­fit, roasted and caramelised wal­nuts and creme chan­tilly.

The cheese trol­ley trun­dles past at just the right mo­ment. Por­tions of Pont l’Eveque washed rind, St Maure Soignon chevre and Ro­que­fort Pa­pil­lon ($9 a 50g por­tion) round off the meal on a suit­ably French note.

Out­side, it’s a sunny Queens­land day. The Seine is 16,500km away. Re­al­ity has to kick in some­time. All Ta­bles vis­its are unan­nounced and meals paid for.

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