We have never been to Europe let alone to one of the world wonders – the Eiffel tower. You’d be blown away by how majestic this famous tower is. You’d be able to spot it a mile away and to be able to dine up there as well is once in a lifetime experience everyone should do.
The restaurant we were going to was the Le Jules Verne – a one star michelin restaurant. It had its own lift up to the restaurant which saves you from queueing up and you don’t have to buy a separate ticket up as well.
A few more snaps before we head up.
Once you enter, you are greeted and you have to go through security before entering.
Took this just before heading up the lift
The dining area is at the 123m the second level, theres a higher observatory deck you can also up to as well.
You are able to see through the glass so you have an idea about this whole gigantic tower.
More pics inside the lift
More pics from the lift
And more pics.
Once we got up you were welcomed to your table and maybe because i booked early, we got a window seat. Upside down palte and some funky cutlery.
We didn’t really used these to eat but it was just for show i guess?!
I enjoyed the ambiance too!
Had some cheese sticks and a bottle of sparking orezza to start.
For lunch you can choose to have their degustation or a 3 course meal. We chose the 3 course meal and it was ample.
Went for a French beer – 1664 Kronenburg.
IK had a mocktail.
Even the butter was shaped in an Eiffel Tower!
The French Pastries and bread are just so damn good.
First course was an amuse bouche – tuna with some cut up asparagus drizzled with olive oil. It was very tasty despite being simple.
The first entree was a half smoked salmon, tangy vegetable and herb tartare. The texture of the salmon was unbelievable. Look how even the herb tartare is immaculately dotted from a big size to a small dot. It was a lovely combination.
When you’re in France, you gotta have escargots right? IK had the Helixberrin Snails, warm marmalade and parsnip jus. I had one of these and I was definitely in France.
For the main course I had the corn-fed chicken fricasse, tomato stuffed in tomato. I tell you what. The french do amazing sauces, and this was one of the best jus/sauces I have ever tasted. It wasn’t just a simple chicken dish, there was a lot of thought into the sauces and the stuffed tomato was very interesting. Lots more tomatoes inside that which really married well with the chicken.
IK had the grenobloise pollock, quick sauteed spinach with swiss chard leaves. She said it was very tasty and it looked and sure did.
Now onto dessert. This was probably the highlight of the meal. Crunchy tower nut, chocolate from our factory in Paris. Inside this was crunchy and so much bite, it was rich, but it was devilishly good. The ice-cream helped a bit to cut through the sweetness but it was sweet but so addictive.
It also came with some pralines, macarons, a whole friggin bowl of marshmallows and pastries. I mean how the hell do you finish all of this.
The praline chocolates were devlishly good too.
IK’s main was a Melba Peach our way. with cream on top. Raspberry on the side. It looks better than it tasted. Should have went for option 3. It wasn’t bad but not as good as my devilishly chocolate crunchy nut.
Hmmm after one bite, you’re in chocolate heaven.
We really couldn’t finish the rest…
But we definitely had to take a photo of us having lunch at the most romantic place on earth possibly.
The chef’s book ‘Ducasse’ and other things for sale as well.
After the meal, you are able to go down a floor to the observatory deck and look around and it was amazing. The best short cut and perk if you hate lining up queues.
Loved it, it lived up to its 1 star Michelin rating and it was pure French. So French so good. The jus and the sauces were so damn good it really lives with you.
Would I go back ? No doubt
Dish of the day : hard but my main course was very delicious.
Rating : 16.5/20Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France