ROSEVAL, did we miss something?

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1 GrumAfter all the hype around Roseval last year, supposedly the new Chateaubriand, we decided to give it a try. Easier said than done as you need to book days weeks in advance.
The decor is nice, made of stone and wood, with a hipster touch (the rich hipster one, you see this twisted light bulb? Well it’s worth about €3000). The restaurant is sleek design friendly but not wallet friendly, surprise menu €45 (drinks excluded).

Things started quickly with an oyster raviolo, dipped in a light broth. It’s very fresh, the iodine scents matches well with the ricotta raviolo. My friend told the staff she didn’t like oyster, wich was replaced by void, quite a disappointment.

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Then came the rabbit thigh and saddle. Once again, we really enjoyed the generous juice. The meat was well cooked, I didn’t realize how these two parts of a rabbit were different in terms of texture. Too bad the sides were inexistent. I waited for something more to arrive (a little bowl of puree maybe?), but we’ll have to muddle along with what we have.

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The very best part of the meal was the pre-dessert, a glorious panna cotta topped by exotic fruits and chili. Even better than the one we had at Neva Cuisine, which is a clear reference for us (as you should know).
The dessert was less brilliant. The cucumber sorbet with yogurt was an interesting combination, very fresh and delicate, a perfect summer dessert. But it came with a portion of crunchy seeds (probably spelt or something like that). I’d have preferred a real cake or a sablé.

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We left the restaurant with the feeling that we didn’t quite understand the genious of Tondo et Greenwold while others did and seem to have had a different experience. Anyway, even though my wallet felt lighter after that meal, he still found enough resources to get us a pint of Häagen-Dazs which helped us get over the lack of generosity.

ROSEVAL
1 Rue d’Eupatoria
75020 Paris
09 53 56 24 14
Ménilmontant/Belleville/Père Lachaise

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