His restaurant, Le Petit Bordelais offers the ultimate in French fine dining experience. Waiters appear seamlessly from nowhere. The 'Menu Degustation' or taster menu is priced at 73 Euros a head with wine or 56 Euros without. Ideal for those celebrating a special occasion, or those treating their loved ones to romantic opulence in the city of love. The ruby red, luxurious decor certainly fits the bill, as created by Phillippe's friend Christian Cardineau a decorator from Bordeaux.
Each of the five courses was paired with a different glass of wine, introduced by our waiter with intimacy. The excellence of the wine pairings can certainly be credited to Phillippe's upbringing in the rural vineyards of Saint Emilion. My highlight was scallops served on Burgundy truffle infused risotto, made up using scallop stock (with glass of Viognier D.des Granges des Mirabel Chapoutier, 2009) As the restaurant itself is quite small in size, the locals dining around us softly conversing in French created a wonderful atmosphere.
The menu itself is based around seasonality and regional inspiration from Bordeaux itself. The cheese course is provided by local cheese connoisseur Quartrehomme fromagerie http://www.quatrehomme.fr/
For me, it was the Le Petit Bordelais is epitome of Parisian romance and cuisine. I could not recommend more.