Another memorable meal we had in Paris was our dinner at Ledoyen. The dining room is stunning, with schmancy plush chairs, plush stools for my bag, long candlesticks on each table, wrap-around windows, and elaborate flower arrangements all around - like nothing I've seen in NY. Even though this dinner didn't start until 8:30PM or so, you can see that the light coming from outside (bless those late sunsets) was still quite nice (up until the cheeses :P). The service was also of a different caliber than what we've seen in the U.S. It's amazing how many languages the servers have to know there and how readily they switch from speaking in English to our table, and then Italian to the next.
Yet another difference from our dining experiences over here is that the tasting menus there are quite a bit cheaper than ordering a la carte (where plates are 90-120+ Euros a piece, yikes!). In NY, tasting menus are usually the splurge. I did, however, accidentally order a 45 Euro glass of champagne. The worst part is I don't think I even finished it. Oops.
Our main dishes included langoustine cooked two ways, turbot with truffles and potatoes, and a giant hunk of sweetbread. Probably more sweetbread at once than I've eaten in my life. And then way more sweets than we could stomach. See the spread below (all Fuji x100).
So many saucers for my tea cup! We had a wonderful time, although lunch at L'Arpège the next day was more than a bit aggressive. For J at least. I was starving by 5AM the next morning.