I have finally uploaded the pictures from my April vacation in Paris to flickr, and have also started labeling them. Here are the pics from Le Bristol
:Le Bristol dinner pictures
Very good dinner, although I think I like the lighter atmosphere in the summer dining room more than the lovely but somewhat more serious-seeming winter dining room. The pictures at Flickr are labeled with my menu choices, but briefly:
amuse bouche - sorry, I don't take notes, so I don't remember exactly - some sort of mousse, I think with foie gras beneath
starter - the macaroni dish discussed in other reports. excellent, although somehow not as good as I remembered from my first visit - maybe simply because it was a repeat, so a bit less exciting
fish - lobster with asparagus and morels - really tasty, but how do you go wrong with those ingredients?
meat - sweetbreads - very good, but perhaps not excellent.
I think I did have the cheese course, but if so, I didn't take any pictures
pre-dessert - nice ice/sorbet thing
dessert - beautiful; worth looking at the pictures just for this. It was a frozen mint parfait, served in a chocolate purse - that is, chocolate formed like a handbag. very cute. plus unbelievable amounts of raspberries in sauce on the side. You can just see the extra raspberries off to the side.
service was excellent. I went on a Sunday, and the dining room was either full or mostly full, I can't quite remember. I had a nice meursault, but unfortunately without having taken notes cannot remember it.