Maison Troisgros

France has a rich culinary tradition – shining names like Carême, Escoffier and the protagonists of Nouvelle Cuisine (most importantly Michel Guérards und Fernand Point) have left most important marks on Haute Cuisine all around the world. Michelin and Gault-Millau are the guidebooks for any foodie… And, there are places of culinary pilgrimage with a long tradition, most notably L’Auberge de l’Ill (the third star sind 1967), Maison Troisgros (three stars since 1968) and Maison Pic (where three consecutive generations were awarded three stars). Truly impressive, given that outside of France Winkler held three stars for highest number of years…

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4 Responses

  1. Totally share your feedback. Had a good meal there too, but i missed a couple of “wow” dishes as well.

    • Good. We seem rather aligned with respect to our perceptions of restaurants;-) Funnily, the same happened at Pic, but in a different ‘language’…

  2. I first went over forty years ago. Of course, we had the salmon with sorrel, which was revolutionary then with its one side cooking in a non-stick pan (also unusual then) and the quickly cooked sauce. I am glad they have kept the sorrel theme going with the oysters and that you liked it.

  3. Thanks for the great review. I do think Michel Troisgros is one of the best chefs in the world.. As for the “wow” dishes, i don’t think they “happen” very often even among 3 * chefs anymore…

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