Last night dinner in Joel Robuchon Monte-Carlo in hotel Metropole(which was redesigned by Jacques Garcia not long time ago) was superb.
Joel Robuchon (which is gradually becoming a gastronomic and very upscale chain) is known for serving tapas style plates.He used to run a 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Paris,but one day he stopped and went for a more "democratized" restaurants business.As i know, he has 2 restaurants in Paris,Tokyo, Las Vegas and should soon open one in New York.
I took three tapas size dishes which were "le tourteau" (avocado
with green apple and "galette" of paprika); then shrimp with"vermicelle
d'herbes au jasmin" (i dont know how to translate!!!:)) ,and ,finally
smoked salmon. All was delicious,but i wish Mr Robuchon would vary the
menus in his different restaurants.
For me Joel Robuchon cooking represents the modern cuisine which is
inventive,unexpected. I just hope that his reaturants' quality will not
suffer as it is hard to control restaurants all around the world!