When you have such a memorable first visit to a newly opened restaurant just a month ago ... It's appropriate to pay a second visit to see how business and progress is doing !!!
I came a little late not sure if lunch was still available .. 13.45 exactly on a sunny cold Monday afternoon and yes kitchen its still open according to the maitre D" !! So to not make things more complicated I decided on the set menu at 29. Frs ! Soup , appetizer , main dish and coffee ! I added the dessert ( my greedy mind and stomach needed it)
On the tap !! Draft Hoegaarden beer , bringing great memories of my time working in the Brussels Hilton Hotel back in 1990 ...
Menu started with a foamy tomato cream soup with fresh garden herbs ... Nice rich texture served in great designed bowl ! No need to add any of the sea salt mill offered to you ! Pepper mill of black and white pepper corn can be a option ! Good quantities for a set menu ..
Second course ... Spring rolls with garden greens and a spiced up mayonnaise based dip .. And light raspberry vinaigrette for the greens ! The wasabi dots gave a interesting twist to dish .. Colourfull plating
The veal followed ... With a potato gratin !! Morel sauce and some green vegetables ...
Portioning was good ,being a morel lover I would have needed a few more ... But taste of sauce was there !! Potato gratin was well cooked , greens were tasty but got hit by the cold front before reaching the casserole :)
Overall main dish was good value for money
For dessert I was given the menu and my eyes where both flashing on the ice creams regardless of the cold weather ...
Goat cheese . Lemon meringue .griotte cherries.marble banana !!! Took all four flavors ( could not decide )
The goat cheese was the overall winner !
Overall experience for a late lunch was good ...
Second visit was really worth it ! I'm happy to see the progress is good for a great couple running the show with there team ! The Monument bistro gourmand is closed at the moment Wednesday all day and Thursday lunch , 2 choices of set lunch are offered at 20 frs and 29 frs .
If you remove my greedy ice cream crave you get a good value for money and tasty well portioned lunch .
Photography By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
Chef Nicholas Anderson
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