views

BILL OF THE WEEK

MONEY was obviously of little concern to these four diners at South Kensington restaurant L&rsquo;Etranger last week, as they spent a corking &pound;2,263.33 on the restaurant&rsquo;s &ldquo;1961 Table&rdquo; tasting menu.<br /><br />For &pound;500 per person, they ate scallops wrapped in prosciutto parma ham and black tobiko with oyster, chive and champagne vinaigrette; a three-way game platter of venison, wood pigeon and reindeer; and a double-baked Cox apple tart with honeycomb ice cream, bitter chocolate foam, crispy beetroot and a cinnamon twill.<br /><br />The food was washed down with a magnum of Moet and Chandon Imperial, a Ch&268;teau Calon S&eacute;gur St Estephe 3&377;me Cru Class&eacute;, a Ch&268;teau d&rsquo;Yquem Sauterne and a Hine early landed cognac, all from the year 1961. A feast indeed.