I have fond memories of Petrus.. I was here a couple of years ago for lunch and dinner and it was amazing
The last time I was here the food was amazing especially the beef wellington but unfortunately today they don’t have that special memorial dish…
In fine dining standards, a complimentary nibble is given as this beetroot mousse and crostini is one of the best.. Sweet, slight sour and airy with the crisp biscuits with a hint of foie gras were delicious..
With that went so well, let see what is they have to offer… Today I went for the 3 course a la carte lunch menu at around £65 which gives you more dishes to choose than the standard lunch menu at £35 per person.. While the chef’s menu of 5 courses will set you at around £75
For starters we got Ballentine of Landes foie gras with semi dried grapes, hazelnut and green beans, lobster and salmon ravioli with sea aster with champagne and chive veloute and poached ducks eggs with confit leg and truffle polenta
The ravioli and foie gras Ballentine was luscious, rich and delicious… Right notes of flavours and delicate, great starter.. For the ducks eggs it was perfectly poached and creamy but the polenta truffle had a nice perfume but the texture was abit too grainy and duck overly salty
The mains however weren’t as impressive as the starters and I was quite disappointed… The chicken breast was overcooked and dry, the duck was also overcooked and dry when ordered at medium rare.. The wow factor just wasn’t there.. The venison was good, the elderberry and cabbage really goes well with the venison
But the dessert was faultless.. Chocolate sphere covering milk ice cream and honeycomb and melted away by the hot chocolate sauce was luxurious and indulging…
The selection of sorbets were refreshing… The raspberries were bursting with sweet and sour, the peach was mild and delicate..
Petrus was a roller-coaster ride, from the rise of great starters to the disappointment of the mains and to high end to the meal from those decadent desserts.. If the mains were as good as the beginning and the end, this would have been a really really great meal..