What Michelin say, “Housed within the National Gallery and occupying what was once the registration room of the Supreme Court is this most discreet and intimate of restaurants - named by chef Julien Royer after his grandmother. His superlative modern dishes use top-notch ingredients and are not just dazzling in their looks but also display great finesse and elegance. Service is very polished and the glass doors into the kitchen give glimpses of the alchemy within.”
At the time of visiting, Odette was ranked No.9 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list – see here.
Odette is a stunning restaurant in a beautiful and historical location. The service is slick and the food was sublime.
We first ate Julien’s food back in 2013, when he was head chef at JAAN (see here) – we loved that meal and it’s great to see that his talents have continued to grow and now be celebrated with Two Michelin Stars and places on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants (at No.9) and The World’s Best (at No.86) lists.
Mushroom Tea with Brioche
Hokkaido Uni – Scallop Tartare, Mussel Cloud, Oscietra Caviar
Sardine Pointe Bretagne – Rhubarb Nage, Pickled Onions, Fennel
XL Mozambique Langoustine – Jerusalem Artichoke, Bergamot, Samphire
Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg – Smoked Potato, Chorizo Ibérico, Buckwheat
Seared Foie Gras ‘Maison Mitteault’ – Organic Quinoa, Fukuoka Strawberry, Sake Gel
‘Roques-Hautes’ Asparagus – Glazed Morels, 24 Month Comte, Vin Jaune Sabayon
‘Anolini’ Printaniere – Garden Pea Fricassee, Wild Garlic & Brocciu, Valetta Dume Cesari
Quercy Lamb Saddle ‘Retour D’Orient’ – Glazed Aubergine, Couscous, Harissa
Lemon T’art – Meyer Lemon Curd, Sable Breton, Basil & Yoghurt
Bounty ‘Milefeuille’ – Itakuja Chocolate, Coconut Crumbs, Kaffir Lime
Strawberry Blossom – Fukuoka Strawberry, Tahiti Vanilla
Artisan Cheese by Anton family Éleveur de Fromages
Date of lunch: 08/04/17