Food and drink
No doubt about it, you’re in the presence of a young man who doesn’t just want to feed you; he wants to engage your attention. And dishes like soft-boiled eggs with a mash of Jerusalem artichokes do just that. As does the crab in a ginger and crab gélée, with cream and curried fennel foam, all served in an open clam shell.
These – and the beef, of course – may yet become modern classics. The same could be said for the restaurant itself. At lunchtime, l’Aromate does slightly simpler dishes, including risottos, on cheaper menus.
Whether lunching or dining, consider the Château Vignelaure wines on the list. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
French people attracted to a Michelin-starred restaurant can be a little serious – about both their food and themselves – until they remember they’re meant to be having a good time. Then things loosen up. That’s pretty much how it is here, though I advise you (and the French) to loosen up from the word go. It saves a lot of time.
Attentive and pleasant.
In a quiet street a few blocks out of the centre.
Lunch can be had at around 17.10 euros for one course, or from 26.20 euros for a three-course menu. Dinner menus are 51.30 euros and 73 euros. The cheaper option has two starters, the more expensive one four. Even though portion sizes are not enormous, four starters still makes for a sizeable meal.
- Special occasions