It has been said that Paris is a melange curieux, a curious mixture of flavors, styles and influences. Chef Jean Francois Meteigner’s Cachette Bistro is exactly that.
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated with a day of amour tapas and cocktail savoir faire.
The “Berry Affair Cocktail” concocted just for this period of romance is mixed with St. Germaine-- a rare French artisan liquor made of stary white elderflowers gathered by hand from the foothills of the alps, muddled fresh berries, Stoli white pomegranate, and Fresita--a Chilean sparkling wine infused with strawberries from Patagonia.
However, the crème de la crepe will be the decadent Chocolate Caviar Truffles; hand-prepared with a mix of melted 100 percent and 70 percent dark chocolate, these morsels are formed into squares and decorated with a dollop of American sturgeon Sevruga caviar (yes, caviar), creme fraiche and sprinkles of sea salt.
A special five-course Valentine’s Day menu will be served February 12 and 13 in addition to the regular menu; on Monday, February 14, it will be the only menu available for dinner. The Valentine’s Day menu will feature mouth-watering choices such as a Hawaiian hearts of palm and artichoke salad with truffle oil, hot Atlantic oysters with champagne sauce, sautéed foie gras with polenta crème brulee, organic egg with house smoked salmon, scallop carpaccio with black truffle and porcini mushrooms, duck paired with cabernet sauce and, of course, the chocolate caviar truffles can be packaged to-go for later. Yum!
Reservations are strongly recommended.