It's hard to believe it was just yesterday we were sitting down to lunch at L'Arpège. (Many many thanks to my buddy Aaron for providing us with the best tips and recs for this trip.) We had really high expectations for this place, and they were far exceeded. The only poor planning on our part was that we had a plane to catch that evening, which meant a leisurely 4-5 hour lunch was just not happening. We wanted to eat as much as we could before running off to the airport - the whole spread is below.
I wish I could tell you what each dish was, but I was in too much of a veggie-induced state of bliss to focus on the components of every dish. It was easily one of the best meals of my life. It's hard to even pinpoint highlights, because it felt like each dish was better and more revelatory than the last. Even J, who scoffs at vegetables normally, says the dish with the baby zucchini and turnips (in the 5th row of photos) was the one of the best things he ate on this entire trip. Although we've had our fair share of excellent food in the city, nothing quite compares with this experience.
(All images taken with the Fuji x100 - which served me quite well on this trip! More non-food posts to come, I promise. ;))