La Table Haute de La Mirande
Thursday, April 5th, 2018: La Table Haute de La Mirande inaugurated its first “winemaker’s dinner” of the year in the presence of Rhone winemaker François Villard and his finest bottles. To accompany them, chef Séverine Sagnet relied upon the (sacred) fire of her old wood-fired oven, built in 1889. On the €120 menu, unveiled half a dozen times a year: an œuf parfait, silky asparagus cream from Le Grand Clos Méjean and a flaky herbed brioche to go with a mineral white Saint-Joseph; perfectly cooked monkfish with a morel mushroom and hazelnut cream, paired with an absolutely sublime Condrieu, Le Grand Vallon; then pigeon from Sarrians, carrots, a celery purée, a gourmet spicy jus (cardamom, Sichuan pepper, star anise), paired with two reds – a Crozes-Hermitage Certitude and a Saint-Joseph Mairlant; before a Côte-Rôtie, Le Gallet Blanc, to help melt a roasted peach stuffed with fourme d’Ambert, and a Syrah, L’Appel des Sereines, to honor a Guayaquil chocolate tuile with a praline mousse with subtle smoky notes, placed atop a sablé breton with strawberries marinated in red wine caramel. Menus €42 (weekday lunch), €65-85, €95-120 (winemaker’s dinner). // M.F.