L’Hostellerie Jérôme in La Turbie

June 3, 2006

jerome-4.jpgThe evening of September 30, 2005 we went to L’Hostellerie Jérôme in La Turbie in the hills above Monaco.  The 55€ menu was an unbelievable bargain.  The first course was a choice of a “cassoulette” of truffles, foie gras, cèpes and jerome-1.jpgnoodles or a lobster concoction.  Fortunately our host suggested that all four of us have both for a supplement.  They were superb.  There was then a choice of rabbit “fermier” or duck.  Both were very good.  We skipped the cheese.  Two of us had the crèpes with sorbet of Menton lemons and two had millefeuille of fraises.   The service was efficient and friendly.   



On June 1, 2006, Linda and Michael dined at the Hostellerie Jérôme.  We ordered à la carte as the 60€ menu didn’t look interesting and the 110€ menu seemed like too much.  Linda had the seared foie gras, a generous and excellent piece.  Mike had a velouté of fresh new peas with truffles and a grilled pigeon salad.  Linda then had the sweetbreads, which is an old standard here.  Mike had the evening’s special: a big, delicious piece of Bavarian beef topped with a slice of sautéed foie gras, with a few spring cèpes, truffles and little onions (which were the most interesting of the three.)    We started with champagne, Linda had a small glass of Monbazillac with her foie gras and we had a disappointing bottle of Volnay.  We had a nice dessert of pitted and warmed new cherries with “eau-de-vie sorbet.”  The service was very friendly and efficient.  It was all very nice, but not an experience worthy of the very high prices. 


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