|Lovely leek, eel and potato soup as a starter at TRB Forbidden City|
It's off the beaten track, but once you find it, you feel like you've stumbled upon a culinary secret you only dare to tell a few foodie friends because this kind of quality food is served with precision and perfection.
|The eggplant is the skin of the ravioli here with pine nuts|
Last night we even saw three guys out there with their fishing rods trying to catch something from the moat...
In any event, restauranteur Ignace LeCleir was there serving most of the tables. Watching him and his team swiftly "dance" around the room is amazing.
A few days ago the restaurant changed to TRB Forbidden City from TRB Bites. LeCleir explained that his customers want this location to offer the fine dining experience too and so he obliged.
|A pretty salmon dish, but was just a tad overcooked|
I enjoyed the eggplant ravioli that featured a slice of eggplant wrapped as if it was the ravioli skin.
Another nice starter is the potato and smoked eel soup that had a range of textures and the taste was sublime, flavourful and hearty.
My main of slow-cooked salmon looked pretty with lots of garnish on top, but it was overcooked and I lost interest in it.
However, the dessert called milk and Mandarin saves the evening. There's a yogurt sorbet on top decorated with meringue sheets, while mandarin marmalade is at the bottom. So light and refreshing!
|Delicious finish of yogurt and mandarin marmalade below|
We're so glad to be able to try it and have fond memories of the restaurant and of course, Beijing.
If and when Michelin decides Beijing restaurants should be awarded stars, TRB Forbidden City should be high on the list...
TRB Forbidden City