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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday Adventures in Dining - Dinner

We decided to try the relatively new restaurant, Le Table de Jules in Lorient, a small village on the Atlantic Ocean side of St. Barths just east of St. Jean. One must say, it was well worth the drive and a bargain for the quality of food this restaurant served us. It only opened last November. We chose two prix fixe menus, one at 29 E and the other at 48 E. Jim first had a soupe de poisson comme a Marseilles, which was close to a boullaibaise. Its ingredients included plumb fish, and a fish stock with a rich golden color. The croutons and aioli added to a mélange of flavors. Dan’s highly unusual feuillette d’escargots was very creative. It included snails in a red wine sauce, and even a poached egg. Jim thought it the best dish of the evening. Dan’s main course was the Mahi-mahi fish set on fork-mashed potatoes, which were tasty and delicious. This included chantarelles and another wonderful wine sauce. Jim’s entre was a pot-au-feu de Poisson, a fish stew subtly bathed in a fish stock and lemony broth, that included a selection of mussels, clams and other bountiful creatures from the sea. For his dessert, Jim had a crisp-covered and delightful vanilla crème brulee. Dan’s ‘delice citron meringue a la citronelle’ was a lemon meringue tartelette with lemon-grass sticks made of meringue. Perhaps best of all was the bottle of Pomerol which accompanied our meal, one of the outstanding wines from this trip. –Dan

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