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Orleans: El Tio34 rue Notre Dame de Recouvrance , Phone: 02 38 77 16 99
Reviewed by: tuscanartist from France, review #3406
One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at, worth going to Orléans just to eat here. Excellent food and fabulous presentation.
We just happened upon this place it being one of the very few restaurants open on the evening of January 1st. What a pleasant surprise. We were wary because no one was there but nothing is open on January 1st in Orléans. We found out that on normal days you can't get a place without reservation. Later during our meal it started to fill up.
The quality of the food was superb and the presentation was mouthwateringly enticing without being exaggerated. I wouldn't consider this a family restaurant, that is, a place to go with small children. It is elegant and twice monthly they organize evenings with music. The service was professional. They did kindly make a place for our baby sleeping in her stroller.
We ate a tapas each - appetizer of chorizo and croquets de jamon de Serrano with a sangria for me and a mojito for my companion, then an Argentinian filet of beef each. The meat was truly grilled, cooked fast on a hot fire like it should be - just blackend on the surface and cooked to perfection. The meat came with a pureé in a little pot and just enough green leaf salad that was very well seasoned. A balsamic like vinegar that had a bit of a honey flavor was sprinkled around the white plate.
We had a glass of wine each a Crianza de Alidas and a Riscal.
The bill was around 80 euros.
Back home we googled the restaurant and saw that the chef is famous for making the biggest pizza in the world in 1997. You can see the video on the website. In another video you can see he participated in a French TV program that is called " un Diner presque parfait."
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