I know most of you are probably already familiar with this restaurant, but I thought “What the hell! Might as well.” I’ve been a couple of times and to be honest I just remember my last two. But from what I retained L’academie can be a perfect spot for a casual date, business meeting or just a night out with frieds (Emphasis on the plural).
This restaurant is mostly known for its mussels&fries and pasta. So obviously I tried them but also other stuffs that are on the menu such as the duck and the steak.
Usually the meals comes with a small soup of the day. Most of the time it is a creamy soup flavoured as the chef liking. Last time I went, I had the fenouil, carrot and fresh mint. Like always the soup taste the same as the other creme, but with a slight pleasant after-taste of carrot. Not sure about the mint, couldn’t taste it. The soup was a bit more liquid than usual – but I mean whatever I still finished it under 3 minutes, and I wasn’t even THAT hungry.
Next item of the evening was the mussels and fries a la mariniere (Lemon & Butter). The mussels were actually really good. They did taste like lemon and the butter just add to the sauce that little touch it would have missed. It tasted zesty and a a little fatty thanks to the butter, which matched perfectly with the salty taste of the mussels. What I didn’t like is the fact that the mussels were quite small, but maybe I am just used to the big ones at other restaurants. But I could eat them all day, I even drank the soup/sauce that in the base of the bowl. Not sure if you are suppose to drink it like a soup but I did anyway. It would have been better if it was creamy so that it sticks to the sea food better and you can hence taste it more.
I also tred the magret de canard with the rasberry sauce. I’m very fond of the fruity sauce + meat combo. I don’t know if I’m the only on this but you guys might be able to tell me. I’m always expecting a different unique taste when I order duck. I’m always thrown off when it actually taste like duck (+ the sauce taste)! Anyway now you know a bit more [
Hurrayyy!]. The duck taste fine although I had better. The other one was more fresh more plump more I don’t know…special? But the sauce was good but was overpowered by the duck taste. For its high price, I would say pass but if you have money go ahead it’s not a bad choice.
One of the times I did end up getting the steak since there was a promotion for less than 20$ but I don’t really remember how it was. I don’t want to write something I’m not 100% sure. *Reads previous posts* oh…
The desert was good, too good. I forgot to take a picture when we were at the last bite of the cake. I still took the picture but yeah… We had the chocolate mousse cake praliné. It tasted like Ferrero Rocher , everybody likes Ferrero Rocher. The cake had a sublime mousse texture. Not too soft (melted) nor too solid (still frozen).
The price are ok… the meats are like 20+ $ so I personally wouldn’t go with those. But the moules and the pasta are pretty cheap going under 20$ so you can have a nice evening with still some coins in your pockets. BUT! where L’academie really shines is with their promotion starting from Sunday to Wednesday. The mussels and the pasta are 12$… AND IT COMES WITH A SOUP! or salad… I don’t like salad. That’s like a trio burger! It’s so cheap you can bring two of your girlfriends and still have enough for dessert (pun intended)*. Hopefully they know about you having more than one girlfriend though.
*I am not responsible for any breakups
- The service was really nice, they keep it professional.