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.