Montpellier: Dinner @ (2*) Le Jardin des Sens

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My favourite meal of my summer holidays. A three part amuse bouche, parmesan tomato emulsion, tuna millefeuille and tomato water. Simple and refreshing before our dégustation menu started to arrive. We did our soaring cholesterols a favour and skipped the foie gras course after days of overeating.

jardin des sens amuse bouche

jardin des sens

tomatoes distilled in a shot glass

Le hommad à l’orientale: Lobster carpaccio with coconut milk and white coco beans emulsion, a nice Asian touch with the the Vietnamese spring roll wrap
lobster carpaccio

Red mullet on a bed of melon tabouleh, Have to say I enjoyed the tabouleh more than the mullet!
red mullet

My favourite dish of the evening: flower of courgette stuffed with scampi served with summer truffles, scampi roasted à l’orange. I would have this again and again, if I could.
scampi fleur de courgette

Fleur de courgette
fleur de courgette

Sole served with white coco beans and fresh hazel nuts and little squids at the base
sole and white coco beans

Lamb with apricots, with a side of herbs, black sesame seeds and buckwheat cooked to perfection

Love cheese chariots, with the best French cheeses you could ask for.
cheese trolley

Desserts were divine and a great way to wrap up the evening. Another wonderful dinner and I overate as usual.
petit fours jardin des sens

petit fours

raspberry dessert


The hotel and rooms are cute, would definitely recommend spending the night after the amazing dinner.

Le Jardin des Sens – Hôtel **** & Restaurant
11, avenue Saint-Lazare – 34000 Montpellier – France
Tel: +33 (0)4 99 58 38 38

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  1. olive
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 06:09:11

    is it a characteristic of all these michelin-starred restaurants to have foam on nearly every dish they serve? forgive my ignoramusity its just an observation…the food does look good though!!!!!


  2. Baobabs
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 06:15:12

    Haha… It didn’t even occur to me! And although foam is pretentious, the good ones mega tasty. And yes, the meal was ammmaaazing. Not too heavy but still quite rich


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