EUROTRIP: 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER


Hard to believe it’s been a year since we created our wedding website.. seems like only yesterday we were writing the content and happily putting up the site as preparation for our wedding! How time flies :)

We celebrated our 1st Year Wedding Anniversary dinner by splashing out for a degustation meal at the famous L’atelier Joel Robuchon that has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars (yay!).

It’s set up Japanese style, with dining around the counter. We loved it because it meant we could sticky-beak at all the people running around in the open-kitchen, cooking and putting the dishes together. We were amazed no one crashed into each other, considering the quiet but frantic activity in there!

The meal was flat out amazing. We adore degustation meals and this didn’t disappoint. Each dish came out so artfully decorated, and the ingredients were really fresh and blended well together. Everything was divine but I loved the desserts the best. They were beautiful! And a gorgeous array of flavours in both the dessert dishes.

A totally stunning meal. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves :) Thank you Chris for the wonderful anniversary dinner!


L’atelier @ Joel Robuchon

Gorgeous Japanese-style dining

Pretty flowers and greenery

A glass of white Pinot

Big basket of baguette!

L’amuse bouche – orange and carrot gazpacho with cumin crisp
This tasted exactly like the description, lol

Le Caviar – sur une pomme de terre a l’anguille fumee, fleurette au raifort
Outstanding! Who knew something so simple like caviar and potato would taste so good..

Les Tomates – anciennes relevees de sumac a l’huille provencale
At first I didn’t like the idea of eating just tomatoes, but these were sooo sweet

Le Foie Gras – de canard chaud, aux cerises et amandes fraiches
LUSCIOUS. Adored this :)

La Langoustine – en ravioli truffle a l’etuvee de chou vert
Great bite to the ravioli, and I adored the truffle sauce.. mmm..

L’oeuf – cocotte a la creme legere de girolies
Like a super-upper-class version of soft boiled eggs ;)

Le Rouget – aux aromates, releve d’une vierge a l’huile de pistache condimentee
Loved the red snapper fish, as it was perfectly cooked. The decoration – too cute!

La Caille – farcie de foie gras et caramelisee avec une pomme puree a la truffle d’ete
Pigeon stuffed with foie gras, with truffle mash potatoes. How can that possibly go wrong?!

L’agneau de Lait – encotelettes a la fleur de thym
Super tender lamb…. mmmm…

Les Fraises Des Bois – sur une gelee au limoncello et son sorbet acidule au fromage blanc
I normally don’t like fruit desserts, but this was PERFECT

Le Chocolate Tendance – ganache onctueuse au chocolate araguani, glace au grue de cacao, biscuit oreo
My favourite by far. The presentation was enough to make me squeal!

As was the dish itself.. a creamy chocolatey concoction of AWESOMENESS.

Little soft caramels to finish off the meal

Anniversary bliss :)


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74 responses to EUROTRIP: 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER:

  1. oh_ayana says:

    We wanted to go L’atelier Joel Robuchon when we were in HK but we couldn’t find the time! Now I’m regretting not making time!! Grr.
    The Le Rouget looks too pretty to eat- presentation is gorgeous! And I’m salivating over the Le Chocolate Tendance at work hehe.
    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    • beverly says:

      When you’re in Paris next check this one out, it was pretty amazing! Actually, it was kinda like Tetsuya style – unusual dishes, which we liked :)

  2. It all looks scrumptulescent! I’ve kind of fallen off the blogging face of the earth so I’ll take this time to catch up and say:
    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABY!!! I wish you, Chris, and the little one years of familial bliss :)And happy anniversary! It looks like you had a great one.

  3. rollagirl9 says:

    Happy anniversary guys! I can’t believe it was a year ago either. Looks like a delish meal. xox

  4. Gorgeous food in a gorgeous setting.

  5. angelnotes says:

    Every food item looks perfect! So mouth-watering, haha. :)

    Enjoy yourselves!

  6. exhileration says:

    Looks mouth watering! The lamb looks really good!

  7. It all looks amazing! And with your every post I miss Paris more and more. sigh!

  8. That looks like a menu I would totally love to try. Some degustations get so adventurous, you wonder if you want to eat it! But this is a great mix of adventure but comfort. Love! How much was dinner??

    • beverly says:

      You’re spot on – it’s different, but not too weirdo like! It’s 150 euro per person without drinks, a wee bit pricier than Tetsuya’s.

  9. pishako says:

    this is absolutely hard to read on an empty stomach. :p

    but i love the shot of the foie gras, it’s beckoning to me!!

  10. I don’t know any French, but you certainly do let the photos speak for themselves. That chocolate dessert… Oh my.

    Wei-Wei

  11. oh_ayana says:

    We wanted to go L’atelier Joel Robuchon when we were in HK but we couldn’t find the time! Now I’m regretting not making time!! Grr.
    The Le Rouget looks too pretty to eat- presentation is gorgeous! And I’m salivating over the Le Chocolate Tendance at work hehe.
    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    • beverly says:

      When you’re in Paris next check this one out, it was pretty amazing! Actually, it was kinda like Tetsuya style – unusual dishes, which we liked :)

  12. pei says:

    congratulations!!! and it’s a lovely place for an anniversary meal for sure….i do love their lamb and langoustine dishes, nice to know that their menus are mostly similar all around the world. you guys are so cute :)

    • beverly says:

      i wonder if their food tastes different in the HK one since it uses local ingredients? next time we’re in HK we’ll have to check i tout ;)

  13. It all looks scrumptulescent! I’ve kind of fallen off the blogging face of the earth so I’ll take this time to catch up and say:
    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABY!!! I wish you, Chris, and the little one years of familial bliss :)And happy anniversary! It looks like you had a great one.

  14. rollagirl9 says:

    Happy anniversary guys! I can’t believe it was a year ago either. Looks like a delish meal. xox

  15. Gorgeous food in a gorgeous setting.

  16. angelnotes says:

    Every food item looks perfect! So mouth-watering, haha. :)

    Enjoy yourselves!

  17. exhileration says:

    Looks mouth watering! The lamb looks really good!

  18. It all looks amazing! And with your every post I miss Paris more and more. sigh!

  19. That looks like a menu I would totally love to try. Some degustations get so adventurous, you wonder if you want to eat it! But this is a great mix of adventure but comfort. Love! How much was dinner??

    • beverly says:

      You’re spot on – it’s different, but not too weirdo like! It’s 150 euro per person without drinks, a wee bit pricier than Tetsuya’s.

  20. pishako says:

    this is absolutely hard to read on an empty stomach. :p

    but i love the shot of the foie gras, it’s beckoning to me!!

  21. I don’t know any French, but you certainly do let the photos speak for themselves. That chocolate dessert… Oh my.

    Wei-Wei

  22. tiffanyx says:

    how decadent!! chris is setting the standard for anniversary dinners! :)

  23. carorules says:

    wow the chocolate dessert looks so amazing!

  24. pei says:

    congratulations!!! and it’s a lovely place for an anniversary meal for sure….i do love their lamb and langoustine dishes, nice to know that their menus are mostly similar all around the world. you guys are so cute :)

    • beverly says:

      i wonder if their food tastes different in the HK one since it uses local ingredients? next time we’re in HK we’ll have to check i tout ;)

  25. tiffanyx says:

    how decadent!! chris is setting the standard for anniversary dinners! :)

  26. kachunknorge says:

    Congrats!
    Will have to dine there again when I’m next in Paris. Your photos brought back memories of our own dining experience there.

  27. carorules says:

    wow the chocolate dessert looks so amazing!

  28. natnatviv says:

    Happy Anniversary! :)
    Take good care babe!

  29. kachunknorge says:

    Congrats!
    Will have to dine there again when I’m next in Paris. Your photos brought back memories of our own dining experience there.

  30. magdalyn says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Chris! (The food looks amazing!)

  31. natnatviv says:

    Happy Anniversary! :)
    Take good care babe!

  32. magdalyn says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Chris! (The food looks amazing!)

  33. Anonymous says:

    so jealous

    this is a concentrate of all my fave dishes! Seared foie gras, truffle na lobster ravioli, oeuf cocotte and delicious mushrooms nice!!!
    Happy Anniversary!
    If you don’t mind going back to Hotel Crillon, let me recommend the lunch menu from les Ambassadeur, 1 Michelin star, only 68 euros but the opulent decor is breathtaking, like Versailles! The only restaurant I’ve been with a special stool for your handbag!

    Otherwise, go in the Westin and have a drink in their private courtyard, beautiful although 7 euros for a juice argh!

    So wish we could be with you there! Don’t go to Russia, stay in Paris with us!

    • beverly says:

      Re: so jealous

      Hehe yeah.. all my fave yummy dishes too, mmm.

      Ahh yes we tried that at Crillon but they are closed in Aug so ended up at L’obe instead which was also v good fortunately!

  34. dottybunny says:

    Congrats!

    Hey Beverly,

    I haven’t checked in (or updated my own blog) for an awfully long time, and just learnt the great news!

    Happy Anniversary and Congrats!

  35. Anonymous says:

    so jealous

    this is a concentrate of all my fave dishes! Seared foie gras, truffle na lobster ravioli, oeuf cocotte and delicious mushrooms nice!!!
    Happy Anniversary!
    If you don’t mind going back to Hotel Crillon, let me recommend the lunch menu from les Ambassadeur, 1 Michelin star, only 68 euros but the opulent decor is breathtaking, like Versailles! The only restaurant I’ve been with a special stool for your handbag!

    Otherwise, go in the Westin and have a drink in their private courtyard, beautiful although 7 euros for a juice argh!

    So wish we could be with you there! Don’t go to Russia, stay in Paris with us!

    • beverly says:

      Re: so jealous

      Hehe yeah.. all my fave yummy dishes too, mmm.

      Ahh yes we tried that at Crillon but they are closed in Aug so ended up at L’obe instead which was also v good fortunately!

  36. dottybunny says:

    Congrats!

    Hey Beverly,

    I haven’t checked in (or updated my own blog) for an awfully long time, and just learnt the great news!

    Happy Anniversary and Congrats!

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