Mostly Rhones at Impressions

Pate en Croute of Duo of Duck

After about 3 weeks without a wine dinner, I was pleased to get an invitation to join some friends at Impressions for some great wine, food and, of course, company. The menu was mostly composed of dishes we had at a previous dinner where Chef Cyrille unveiled his surprise Pate […] Read more »

Babette’s Feast starring Cyrille Soenen as Babette

Blinis Demidoff with Salmon Tartare and Oyster Tartare

Take a look at any list of best food movies and chances are you’ll find Babette’s Feast near the top of the list. This Danish film based on a short story by Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1987 Academy […] Read more »

Chef Cyrille Soenen’s Surprise

La Surprise de Chef Cyrille

With Keiichi in town for the holidays, a special dinner was organized at Impressions where Chef Cyrille Soenen promised to surprise us with a new creation he was working on. Before the meal proper we had two versions of Dom Pérignon’s great 1996 champagne; the regular bottling and the Oenotheque. […] Read more »

Impressions Wine Dinner

Pithivier of pigeon, duck liver and mushrooms, fricassee of morels, asparagus and mini carrot on Perrigeux sauce

Clem is in town for his yearly vacation and naturally we took it as an opportunity to gather the troops and have a wine dinner in his honor. Since Noel highly recommended the Pigeon Pithiviers of Chef Cyrille Soenen at Impressions, we readily agreed to have the dinner there. Good […] Read more »