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Monday, February 23, 2004

The Palme D’Or restaurant, a culinary sanctuary

502_dsc00208Sitting in the wonderful art deco environment in Palme D’Or in total silence watching lit up palm trees violently wave to the storm in a choreographed ballet takes thoughts back to an era when cinematography had no sound. This felt surreal. When some of the human senses are surpressed others are elevated, in this moving experience sounds were surpressed and bouquet elevated to new hights. I have never experiences such pure smell in a restaurant, like the freshest springwater. This pure environment created a sanctuary for the food. Everytime a new course was brought in a wave of amazing smell caught my attention enriching the amazing visual experience created by the chefs in the kitchen. To be fulfilled with the taste which was very worthy of the two stars they have in Guide Rouge.


We decided to have the very classic Palme D’Or menu after having enjoyed a crisp glass of  Champagne. I had some wonderful company, thanks for making this evening so special.

The starter was a cannelloni filled with foie grass and vermicelles in a slightly picante sweet and sour sauce. It was rich is contrast and texture, quite wonderful and surprising. This dish created the mood for the whole dinner, a dinner of surprices, magical surprices. Christian Willer and Christian Sinicropi the chefs of the cuisine seems to be a masters of contrast and sensory deception. Culinary magicans serving the unexpected to their guests. These taste surprices culminated in a slightly salty rucola serbet on top of a stew of the sweetest al dente beetroot. Pure magic. This dish, not larger than a soup spoon had richness of a whole meal. It generated euphoric wow around the table. Having eaten around 8 courses you are not about to expload, but there is a deep feeling of well-being, mind and body being full.

The Palme D’Or is certainly a destination of anyone wanting to taste some of the finest cuisine in the world. The only thing making me sad is that of all the masses of pictures I took all are more or less crap. The SONY T-1 that I had had some kind of SW problem making awful pictures, but that is life.

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The Palme D’Or is certainly a destination of anyone wanting to taste some of the finest cuisine in the world. The only thing making me sad is that of all the masses of pictures I took all are more or less crap. The SONY T-1 that I had had some kind of SW problem making awful pictures, but that is life.

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The Palme D’Or is certainly a destination of anyone wanting to taste some of the finest cuisine in the world. The only thing making me sad is that of all the masses of pictures I took all are more or less crap. The SONY T-1 that I had had some kind of SW problem making awful pictures, but that is life.

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