I know I recently wrote about Chef Laurent opening up his new restaurant in Hotel Casa Blanca but having dined there with friends last night it bears another look.
Laurent Cuisine is located at Calle 16 de Septiembre # 29 in Ajiic across from The Lake Chapala Society.
Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number for reservation (which is advised) is 766-1500,
Previously I posted items from their menu which you can access on this site.
Last night our dinner was exquisite.
I had emailed them earlier in the day to see if they were open and received a prompt reply saying they were open and we were very welcome. I did this as many restaurants are closed on Tuesday.
Laurent Cuisine is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
We arrived and were shown to a lovely table near the front of the restaurant and were very impressed at how beautifully the restaurant was appointed. The tables are chairs were warm and comfortable and situated well apart for privacy.
The quality of the food was, as usual, excellent. We all had the Caesar Salad carefully prepared at our table which reminded us of the old and wonderful day of the Westbury Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
I had the lamb which was the best I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. We had been lucky enough to be invited to a house party in December which Laurent catered and I had had lamb on that occasion as well. I told Laurent last night that the lamb I had last night was even better then the lamb I had had in December.
It was beautifully prepared with a herb crust barely medium rare (which is perfect for lamb) tiny roasted potatoes and a wonderful slash of sauce decorating the plate.
Others had the chicken, beef loin and duck rolls and everybody was thrilled with their choices.
The wine list is extensive and the wine steward is very knowledgeable and we had several wonderful French wines by the glass and, of course, bottles are also available.
This is a small intimate but world class French restaurant which we are very lucky indeed to have right here in our little slice of paradise.
All diners with be carefully looked after and your pleasure is Laurent’s foremost concern.
If you love excellent cuisine or would like to experience it – dinner at Laurent Cuisine as Hotel Casa Blanca is a must.
Buen Provecho or in this case Bon Appetit!