300 yds down along the river from the HI, next door to the Michelin Rated Camellia, is Le Cape Rouge . . . we walked down, trying to time our arrival to the earliest they would serve . . . we got there early, anyway, but they cheerfully bore the burden . . . we were the first, but other people started arriving soon after . . . so we were first in the queue for everything which was fine for us . . .
an outstanding amuse bouche, some sort of foie gras creme. . . it went very well with our champagne apertif . . .
later with dinner, mrs had the droll Elixir de Joy Molleux, while i "settled" for the Serius Bordeax, a serious wine, as it turns out . . . 8^D . . .
my starter was guacamole with citrus fruits -- French Guacamole! -- totally different, no garlic, no salt, some creamy filler . . . Excellent! with a capital E . . .
Mrs had a melon soup that was fine, but did not meet her now very high expectations . . .
Mrs' main was Saumon d'Ecosse . . . which did meet her expectations . . . she did enjoy this melon foam it was served with.
I had the Selle d'agnew (saddle of lamb) . . . a great presentation, perfect execution.
Mrs' dessert is one of the most amusing presentations we have seen, the Sable' breton with framboises.
My rather mundane chocolate fondant was equally good, tho' . . . what more can you ask for?