Danile Boulud gave some VIPS a sneak peek at the new Lumiere and db Bistro Moderne last night and of course Scout Magazine’s Andrew Morrison was there. The restaurants officially open on the 10th of December.
Understandably, first impressions were hamstrung by the boisterous crowd and the party atmosphere. It was a very entertaining, usual suspects affair, with much of the serious talk focused on the coming financial dreadnought that appears bent on shelling the harbours of everybody, all mean and unpredictable like. People were drinking, naturally.
I wanted to get to know the place but hardly a corner could be spied in the general crush of bodies, and details were the stuff of impossible concentration (glass in hand). It’s always hard to gauge a new room when it’s first presented as a stand up affair, but you could tell that the bones were very pretty indeed. I hope to get a proper feel in the weeks to come.
The morsels I tried were excellent, and towards the end of the night Daniel sat many of us down for a few courses, which were outstanding. Juicy burgers. Short rib cigarettes. Pork belly. Arctic char. And my goodness, wine and champagne.
Finish up Morrison’s mini-review here and be sure to check out his photos.
Last modified: December 2, 2008