By Bob & Sue
During our recent trip to Paris, we took the high-speed TGV train to Champagne country for a lunch at 2014’s only new Michelin three-star restaurant, L’Assiette Champenois.
The brilliant young chef Arnauld Lallement is carrying on the family tradition of thoughtful and creative food served in a friendly environment. The spectacular Breton lobster in a jura wine sauce is a tribute to his chef father. We also thoroughly enjoyed
the langoustines en gelee with creme fraiche and lime “caviar”; green asparagus, morrels and caviar in an asparagus cream; a deboned roasted quail with a baby artichoke en croute, and Fermier lamb with caramelized shallots. The dining room has a modern decor with a view of the patio and gardens. The wine list is thoughtful and reasonably priced.