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The indomitable Travelling Gourmet Dr. Michael Lim tastes the food of…
MICHELIN starred Chef Raymond Blanc…like super fragrant Creamy Onion Soup/Soupe a la onion with TRUFFLE, big Quenelles of chunky very tasty Pork Rilette, Penne Pasta with Roquefort Sauce, fall-off-the-bone-tender juicy Guinea Fowl Confit with ueber crisp potato wedges and crunchy Brussels Sprouts. The razor thin Guinea Fowl skin is so crispy like a very good Peking Duck from Wan Hao in Singapore. YUMMY! Try Krug Grand Cuvee Champagne with the Pork Rilettes. A big chunk of moist Whiting Fillet with lentils is also a must-try. Crisp Chateau Montcabrier 2011 Sauvignon Blanc with notes of capsicum goes well with this seafood dish. Flavourful comfort cuisine in a restaurant with a warm decor, like the restaurants in the small towns in the Loire Valley that I love, will put a happy smile on your face. The Creme Brulee has one of the best flambeed ueber-crispy caramel crusts I have ever tasted. This is one of Oxford’s BEST restaurants. Monica, the blond Manager is very lovely and helpful.
Chef Raymond Blanc says candidly, “Brasserie Blanc is a place for relaxed enjoyment where I can offer you simple, high quality food that comes as close as possible to the meals that my mother prepared for me at home in Besançon and at a price that encourages you to visit us regularly.”
Raymond Blanc was born in Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, famed for its wild mushrooms and clear water fish His formidable mummy, “Maman Blanc” inspired him to cook fresh & seasonal produce. In 1972, Raymond arrived in England to work as a waiter at the Rose Revived near Witney. The Head Chef took ill and Raymond took over the mantle. His 2 Michelin Star haute cuisine ‘Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons‘ in Oxfordshire is celebrated, as are his Brasserie Blancs. Chef Marco Pierre White was one of his disciples & he was voted the AA’s Chefs’ Chef of the Year by his peers in 2005.
Brasserie Blanc is at 71- 72 Walton Street in Oxford
United Kingdom OX2 6AG
Tel: 01865 510 999