A little more than a year ago, Amy and I had a legendary dinner at Le Cinq in the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. Last night we had another amazing experience – this time at Restaurant Guy Savoy with our long time friends Warren and Ilana Katz. In fact, last night’s meal was so incredible that I’ve spent most of the day laying around the apartment recovering and keeping myself distracted from feeling full by doing email and phone calls.
We entered our own private food sanctuary and emerged five hours later. I don’t drink, so a five hour meal can be especially long, but in this case the food was so spectacular that the time passed fluidly. We had our own room – complete with a very disconcerting sculpture with Madonna “Blond Ambition Tour” breasts that had very little to do with the food.
The dinner (if you include the four dessert courses) was a 16 course meal. The main segments included:
- Morilles etuvees
- Tout petit pois
- Soupe d’artichaut a la truffe noire, brioche feuilletee aux chamignonset truffes
- Homard beton etuve aux bouillons et racines
- Volaille de Bresse confite et laquee
Remarkably, the food just kept coming and coming and coming. Every plate was beautifully done. Amy and I are a pain in the ass at meals like this since neither of us drink wine (she’s allergic) and I’m a fishaterian. The folks at Guy Savoy performed marvelously. It’s 24 hours later and I’m still not hungry.