Disclosure: I was invited to dine as a guest.
To describe Hélène Darroze as inspiring is an understatement. Her wealth of culinary experience and accolades speak for themselves, but I’m also in awe of her generosity and humility. So I felt a teeny bit starstruck every time she popped in to say hello in between courses at her Sommelier’s Table lunch at The Connaught. A clever twist on the concept of a chef’s table, Hélène designs each menu to match the sommelier’s choice of wines. Today we discovered the world of Pinot Noir and the key ingredient was the cep mushroom.
Every course was subtle and clever, and I particularly loved the intimate dining room with a view into their limestone wine cellar. You can find out more about this experience and make a reservation here. You won’t regret it.