Le Jules Verne
La Tour Eiffel
5 ave Gustave Eiffel
01 45 55 61 44
I’ll be completely honest. Le Jules Verne for lunch was not too great, besides from the view. Though I have never dined at any of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants previously, I heard great things about SPOON in Intercontinental Hong Kong. Walking into Le Jules Verne, I had my expectations sky-high. After all, I’m dining at the restaurant on Le Tour Eiffel.
After walking into Le Jules Verne’s private doorway, we had to pass through airport security before we were let inside the elevator towards the dining area. We ordered from the prix fixe lunch menu, thinking it would be another great meal.
Feeling like being the risk-taker that I’m normally not, I decided to order all the dishes that I normally would not order. This was mainly so our family could try all the different dishes offered on the menu.
I decided on the following:
- Appetizer: Cold boned chicken and duck foie gras, purslane, toasted country bread
- Entree: Saddle of farm rabbit, tender potato and Swiss chard
- Dessert: Baba with Armagnac according to your choice, lightly whipped cream
The entrees. The fillet of John Dory was better than the rest of the entrees but still, it only passed the mark by the margins. The entrees were extremely disappointing. Starting with the chicken, it was dried and jerky. The rabbit was not too bad but since the waitress said the French ate a lot of rabbit, I was expecting a bit more surprise to it rather than something that tasted along the lines of chicken.
At €90 per person, it was much cheaper than expected but I would prefer to try their dinner as opposed to their lunch.
Joey Wong ♥