But I digress... the point is despite my low expectations, the atmosphere, food, wine, and company were all exceptional. And to think, I almost didn't go due to exhaustion. The restaurant name is Atelier Maitre Albert and it is part of the Guy Savoy group. We had four courses:
- chilled asparagus soup
- fish course
- duck course, and
- a dark chocolate and raspberry dessert that I devoured! (maybe I've got my groove back)
The ladies in the photo are fellow classmates. Together we make up the North American contingent of the student body- a few fellow Americans and a couple of Canadians. Guess which ladies are Canadian? I can never tell until they slip up and say "eh." As in, "We should probably put the dough back in the chiller before we roll it out, eh?" Cracks me up every single time!