Les Deux, Munich, 10/26/18

building
building

Les Deux Restaurant, a one Michelin star place, is upstairs over the Les Deux Brasserie.  The building is in the shape of a triangle in a shopping area, with the restaurant benefitting from the second story windows on two sides.   The great view of the people moving about was pretty entertaining.   The good sized room has a much more formal tone than the downstairs.  The various sized pedestal tables were covered with a beige cloth and set with a cream colored napkin and comfortable swivel chairs.  A large center service table was set with wonderful flowers and the floor was composed of really narrow wood slats.  No music was in the background but the soft rumble of voices provided a good ambiance.  At lunch they offered a tasting menu, a la carte option and a 3 course business lunch that included coffee and water.  We chose the latter and the portions were generous but the pacing was irregular.  Service was friendly and efficient.

entrance
entrance
cafe downstairs
downstairs brasserie
cafe downstairs
brasserie
stairs
stairs
art on the stairs
art on stairs
entrance
entrance
interior
interior
interior
interior
liquor cart
liquor cart
table set up
table set up
Frankie looked out the windows
Frankie looked out the windows
menu cover
menu cover
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2

 

We started with a cocktail and I had a gin and tonic that interestingly came with lemon peels in the drink.  It was a nice effect.

Frankie liked the gin and tonic
Frankie liked the gin and tonic
gin and tonic
gin and tonic
view
view

 

Bread service had a seedy and white variation.   Both were airy with a nice crisp crust and tasty as was the butter.

bread
breads
butter and salt
butter and salt
Frankie played wiht the table deocations
Frankie played with the table decorations

 

The amuse bouche was a beet root consomme served warm alongside a macaroon of avocado topped with fish tartar.  The consomme was delicious and the macaroon had a mild and very pleasant taste with fun texture.

beet soup
amuse bouche: beet soup, avocado macaroon
from the side
from the side
closer
closer
Frankie liked it
Frankie liked it
inside
inside
wine
wine

 

Tartar of Wagyu beef was plated with duck liver, quail egg and truffle.  The quail egg was coated with olives and the duck liver was in the form of ice cream.  Dots of truffle were nicely strong on the plate and some frozen foie gras was shaved onto the tartar.  All ingredients blended very well with the small diced tender meat.  The different flavors worked together.

Tartar of Wagyu Beef, Duck Liver, Quail Egg, Truffle
Tartar of Wagyu Beef, Duck Liver, Quail Egg, Truffle
closer
closer
turned
turned
turned
turned
last side
another angle
inside egg
inside egg
Frnakie found a flower
Frankie found a flower

 

Breton Monkfish, tomato, gnocchi and saffron made up the second course.   Some fresh bone marrow dumplings were intermingled with asparagus, peas and the fish topped with tomato sauce.  Lots of chopped vegetables were underneath the large tender fish.  The large flake monkfish was perfectly prepared and paired well with the tomato as well as all the other sauces that dotted the plate.  A tasty grouping of textures and flavors.

presentation
presentation
Breton Monkfish, Tomato, Gnocchi, Saffron
Breton Monkfish, Tomato, Gnocchi, Saffron
closer
closer
end
end
turned
turned
last side
last side
inside
underneath
inside fish
inside of fish
tomato
tomato
Frankie napped on the hand towels
Frankie napped on the hand towels

 

Méli Mélo of chocolate and black beans was the dessert.  It was a dark chocolate brownie with blackberry sorbet.  The brownie was like a fried donut with a chocolate filling with coppery colors on the outside.  It was really tasty.

Méli Mélo of Chocolate and Black Berrys
Méli Mélo of Chocolate and Black Berrys
turned
turned
turned
turned
the end
from the end
last side
last side
inside
inside

 

A cup of espresso finished the meal nicely and was accompanied by a dark chocolate and coriander bonbon.  It was great.

Lunch came with coffee
Lunch came with coffee
Frankie and the last treats
Frankie and the last treat
inside
inside

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