From a meal in 2006.
Stephane Derbord (Michelin 1-star) Dijon:
I had read about Derbord on a food blog and owe thanks to Chocolate and Zucchini for “discovering” this restaurant. One stars can be iffy experiences – some are good and some are horrid. This one is definitely good.
The room is charming – well spaced tables, beautiful flower arrangements, contemporary without being stark.
Excellent, inventive, not avant-garde, but well conceived and well made.
Amuse # 2:
2. Warm cream of asparagus soup topped by a triangle of crisp filo.
3. Feuillete (flaky pastry) stuffed with some type of fish mixture and frise with black sesame seeds on the side. There was some type of foam, but my notes are no help.
Again each dish was quite good with the nod going to the beef tartar.
4 langoustines were presented in the shell on a beautiful blue glass rectangular plate. The langoustines sat on polenta “batons” that were studded with smoked bacon. A line of pea puree was placed across the top and bright yellow saffron foam (mousse) draped each langoustine. The langoustines were delicious, but the polenta overwhelmed the dish. I ended up deconstructing the dish to highlight the langoustines not the polenta. All in all, though, a good dish.
John -2nd course- Filet d”Agneu deu Bourbonnais Roti a l’Ail, compote de tomatoes et courgettes confites, salad d’ herbes a l’Huile d” Argan. Lamb filet roasted with garlic accompanied by thinly sliced eggplant rolled around tomato confit, baby carrot slices, a roasted cherry tomato and a smaller “salad” with argan oil.
Delicious subtle flavors. A good hit for John.
3rd Course Cheese cart:
4th Course: Dessert:
Me – Strawberries
John – vanilla in 3 flavors.
Citron de Crème Legere. A digestif very reminiscent of lemonade.