Since we have already tried all of Joel Robuchon's restaurant in Singapore, we want to try one of his other restaurant which did not operate in Singapore. So we decided to go for the 2 Michelin stars La Table de Joel Robuchon.
The restaurant, together with Joel Robuchon fine dining are all housed in this reconstructed French château in Ebisu. Summer flowers bloom while we were there.
La Table is basically another French restaurant of Joel Robuchon, but with Spanish and Italian influences. As it was out first time there, we did not know what to order. So, we went with both the Discovery Menu (5,250 yen) and Menu D'ete (10,000 yen)
We ordered still water to go with our lunch.
Our lunch started off with 2 different Amuse-Bouches.
Each set lunch came with its own exclusive amuse bouche.
A common complain I have is that the breads served at most high end French restaurants in Tokyo are not warmed. I wonder why?
Deep fried soft shell crab served with spicy guacamole and a crustacean oil - Joel Robuchon always does excellent seafood dishes. This appetizer contains my favourite soft shell crab and the creamy and spicy guacamole complimented the crab.
What better to welcome summer than this Seasonal Tomatoes Salad with shallots and flavoured with sumac spice. These colourful tomatoes were picked at the peak of summer.
More breads from the bakery.
One of our favourite dish - Half cooked egg accompanied with autumn mushrooms and a light cappuccino. There is something satisfying and heartwarming about half cooked eggs.
And this is my first time having this Sazae shellfish in a risotto with sauteed spinach. Risotto was cooked till perfect and it has soaked up the juices from the Sazae shellfish.
Of the entire lunch, these 2 meat dishes were the highlight. First was the Rack of lamb cooked with a fresh herbs salad and mashed potatoes. The lamb was cooked till just right with sufficient tenderness.
The Roasted Challans duck served with braised endive and an orange reduction was equally stunning as the duck meat was very juicy and tender. And it was full of flavours too.
For the more expensive set lunch, a Pre-dessert was included. Not sure why it was called pre-dessert, as the portion was as big as an actual one. Here, we have a pre-dessert made from chocolate and cocoa with pistachio crumbs.
A very Japanese dessert - Fresh melon salad and sherbet served with a lemon jelly and a mascarpone cream. The melon was grown in Japan and it was juicy and sweet.
We love peaches, especially the Japanese ones. The white peach compote and jelly served with a verbena ice-cream was a unique pech dessert we have never tried before.
The yummy lunch ended with Coffee or Tea plus complimentary Petit Four.
La Table also has an outdoor area, but perhaps it is more suitable for spring or fall. The summer heat is just too warm for lunch here in the outdoors.
La Table de Joel Robuchon
Yebisu Garden Place