We had a reservation at Max’s Restaurant for half seven, and I have to say this was probably one of the most enjoyable meals I have had in years.
The cuisine (French) was superb, the wine was out of this world, the service impeccable, and the company unrivaled. We arrived just after seven, so I was still able to order from the “early bird” menu. For a starter I enjoyed a warm sliver of goat cheese on a large hazlenut/garlic crouton nestled on a bed of rocket. So Yum. Sally will have to post in the comments that thing she had. I had a bite, though, and it was good but I can’t remember what it was.
Dinner for me was a chicken breast cooked in a way I’ve never tasted it before but would like to try again and Sally had seafood. Dang, my food was so good I didn’t pay much attention to hers. Oh man, I almost forgot to tell you about the most incredible bottle of wine we had: Chateau Trapaud Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1995.
Our leisurely three and a half hour dinner was complete with two coffees and a gourmet apple-crumble thingy (apologies for my emaciated verbage), which we split, and then a nice stroll along the harbour.
**added from Sally:
My lovely dinner at Max’s started with a baked gorgonzola pastry on a bed of mixed rocket with thinly sliced pears and toasted sugared walnuts, followed by a perfectly done medium-rare tenderloin … and the broccoli that was served on the side was actually green sans the trendy liquid cheese served with most veggies ;-)