La Bonne Table
There are tiny "one piece" tapas dishes, and regular small tapas dishes. I order two of each.
I'm recommended the tapas.
My Diet Coke tastes like rotting fruit, so I enquire about its vintage.
The waitress returns with a new Diet Coke. I don't ask for an explanation. :)
Fennel, radicchio, quinoa, walnut, blue cheese.
The roasted pumpkin has a lot of flavour here. It has some contrast with the crispy lettuce, but the texture of the lettuce is transformed why the crunchy grains of quinoa, which creates a whole new experience in crunchiness.
Not a huge fan of the blue cheese though. I think it's gone mouldy.
Bodin noir, soubise, rouille.
I didn't realise Bodin noir meant blood sausages. :|
I think each scallop has a different sauce, but they're all too weak to make a difference.
The scallops are somewhat squishy, like very soft squid.
The blood sausage doesn't taste too bad. Not too different from a regular sausage, despite being vampire fare. They have some spice, and I think some onions.
Pineapple & aubergine pickle.
This is a strange mishmash of fruit and vegetable flavours. They have all kinds of odd and textures and powerful flavours, and it's a bit crispy.
There's pickle, and some unknown red sauce.
There are pieces of flaxy, unchewable stem in here, and to top it all off, a fragment of coriander.
It seems as though the clafoutis could be 100% pear, but it definitely gets gelatinous and puddingy towards the edges of the dish. It's a strange experience working out where the pear ends and the pudding begins. It's a smooth transition.
The clafoutis has an extra-peary taste, like pear juice has been added to it.
The ice cream has a smooth, milky flavour, but also a very strong acidy taste - the same bitey taste you find in something that's gone off. Here, however, it's the focal point. I don't know if I like it, but it's certainly surprising.