Meal at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Meal at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught on 27 December 2013
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A very nice post-Christmas lunch with my folks enabling experience of the a’la carte menu.  Entirely smooth and delightful foie gras as one of the starters and the presentation was without fault.  I was lucky enough to have the sweetbread main which was essentially an entire pancreas with white truffle shavings making it an entirely decadent and luxurious option.  A silk experience of a dish and lovely to have done.  The set menu which was also had at the table showed real style in terms of design – the price tag here for some of the dishes would certainly testify.

Food Grade: 82%

The food was extremely well balanced on this tasting menu occasion and stylishly created yet my only negative is that I cannot remember too many of the dishes which is not a good sign in terms of genuine impact they had in the mouth.  The custard foie gras starter was without a doubt lovely and the creativity of all the remaining dishes was pleasing which was the overall impression gained.  The wine menu was impressive and the options were carefully selected by the sommelier and were enjoyably original.

8 / 10

Foie gras custard

Salmon carpaccio

Foie gras

Veal soup


King scallops

Sweetbread with fois gras sauce & truffle


Apple medley

Pineapple and biscuit

Chocloate & passion fruit


Petits fours selection


Amuse bouche

Foie gras custard






Petits fours

Petits fours selection

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