Monday, 30 December 2013

Paris turned Gold for us!

Even the butter was fancy!
Exactly three months ago we booked to go to Le Jules Verne restaurant on the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

We must have been one of the first to book for this sitting as we got one of the best two tables in the restaurant. 

We had a view over the Seine to Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, the Notre Dame and more.

It was expensive but it’s one of those once in a lifetime things I guess.

We chose the smaller of the two degustations, so we each had: two entrees, one main and two desserts.

Yes, two desserts – one lemon and one chocolate!

Entree: Scallops, cauliflower and gold caviar 

So I think then Paul conspired with the restaurant to make me walk down the stairs after lunch – we went for a look outside and got locked out!

I chose late lunch hoping to see Paris in daylight and then as the lights came one with the early sunset. 

We got better than that – the whole of the city turned gold as the sun started to set. 

Entree: Chicory, ham and black truffle
The oohs and aahs in the restaurant were almost deafening in the amazement.

Here are some photos of the delicious food (and views).
Click on the photo to make it bigger.

(I bet you are hungry now Mum!)

Paul's main: Venison, winter veg and fruit in pepper sauce
My main: Turbot (fish) with leek and shellfish (in foam)
Dessert: Citrus tart with granita (not shown)
Crispy 'tower-nut' chocolate with praline ice-cream at side
Tasty citrusy petit fours
Super rich chocolate truffles with coffee
Yes, it was really us up there!
This photo is not enhanced at all! It really was this golden!
You can see the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to the left.
Outside to see the sunset - and then walk down the stairs
Soooo glad I didn't wear my skirt!


  1. That photo is pure gold. What a fantastic experience to enjoy.

  2. Great photos Jack. Mum did go ooh and ah over the food (sweets especially). Where were the chips on the main?