Still, if you’re craving that hip, urban, bar-restaurant scene we would recommend Alcazar. We had a fixed menu (there was a group of around 40 people) which is difficult to make interesting and tasty but Alcazar pulled off both. The first course was smoked salmon with creme fraiche and caviar, served on a blini. It was really delicious and (we think) not just because it was 10pm (our usual bedtime!) and we were really hungry. The main course was chicken in a morel mushroom cream sauce served with asparagus. It was perfectly cooked, an accomplishment given that 40 people were served nearly simultaneously, but it did need a little bit of additional salt and pepper to brighten up the flavors of the gravy.
There was a choice for dessert, between a “Frasier” (strawberry cake) and an assortment of pots de creme. We’re sorry (not really) to report that we can only describe the pots de creme. The three small pots of vanilla, chocolate and coffee cream were all excellent as was the tasty Madeline that accompanied them.