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Luxembourg – A Luxe Dining Experience

Mr Silver and I were invited to attend the wedding of Mr Silver’s university friend in Luxembourg last October. The tiny land locked Duchy of Luxembourg is a country I’ve never visited but always been interested to see. Luxembourg is bordered by Belgium, France and Germany and as such is a tri-lingual country with residents speaking Luxembourgish, French and German. We arrived on Tuesday night to our hotel, Le Place D’Armes, the hotel had a gorgeous boutique style and was luxurious but also cosy. It was conveniently situated right in the main square with easy access to the main shopping and dining hub of Luxembourg city. We had taken the last available room which just happened to the a junior suite!!
 One arrival we duly raided the mini bar obvs….
I hadn’t booked dinner for the evening but I was reliably informed that Mosconi was the best restaurant in Luxembourg and held a coveted two Michelin stars. We were fortunate that our concierge was able to get us a booking.
Mosconi is described as ‘An Italian in Luxembourg and not just any Italian’ and this is certainly true. A lift carries
you to the upstairs dining area which has a intimate feel and includes only 6 tables, all elegantly appointed with white table clothes and comfortable leather arm chairs. We started our fine dining experience, as I always like to, with a glass of champers.
Our first little treat was a selection of canapés which included a cheesy pastry twirl, a pastry puff with taramasalata and a chicken liver macroon. All of which made a delightful little amuse bouche.
Mr Silver opted for a gorgeous-looking starter of a selection of different fish preparations while mine was a squid
salad. Both hit all the right notes in taste and were certainly two Michelin star worthy in our opinions!
We shared our main courses and as you can see both were pretty as a picture, one sea bass and one monkfish, both were light with the exact right amount of dressing and seasoning.
 

With all our little treats at the beginning we were feeling pretty full but Mr Silver had pre-ordered dessert, a chocolate
fondant cake. He also insisted I order the chocolate soufflé which the waiter claimed would be light. Both puddings gave a delightfully sweet note to the end of the meal without being overwhelming. And of course, this being 2 Michelin star dining, they were followed with a plate of petit fours!

Mosconi was a delightful restaurant with a very personal and family style feel to it. The staff were excellent, though the service a tiny bit on the slow side, but that didn’t ruin a fabulous experience.