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The Reviews Are In: Don’t Miss Helene Darroze at the Connaught, London

November 3, 2008 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Helene Darroze at The ConnaughtYou marked our words; Hélène Darroze's dazzling new restaurant at The Connaught has been making waves in London. The celebrated hotel emerged from a spectacular renovation with a bang: the restaurant debut from one of the best female chefs in the world. Here's a rave review from Fodor's:

London's crème de la crème flock to Hélène Darroze at the Connaught for exemplary regional French haute cuisine, served in a quintessentially Edwardian wood-paneled hotel dining room. Taking inspiration from Les Landes region in southwest France, Darroze sallies forth with a procession of magical dishes. Caviar d'Acquitaine wows with oyster tartare in a stylish martini glass, topped with black caviar jelly and white haricot bean velouté. Spit-roasted and flambéed grouse is served delightfully pink, with duck foie gras, and mini Brussels sprouts. To finish, enjoy Madagascar chocolate ganache with raspberry sorbet and galangal crème brûlée.

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