On Thursday, the 14th of September , we embarked on a culinary journey that one has to do at least once in a lifetime. Nestled in the heart of Marseille, the enchanting 3-Star Michelin restaurant, Alexandre Mazzia, awaited our eager taste buds. The nine of us, Christine & Tom McKay, John and Ana Pacey, Abel & Christine Vivo, and Roberto Engels, were about to experience an extraordinary feast of the senses.
We had chosen the «Allons plus loin» menu, a tantalizing voyage consisting of 4 sequences and an astonishing 35 dishes in total. From the very first bite to the last, the meal was a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas, each course unveiling a new and exciting dimension to our palates. One aspect that immediately stood out was the unmistakable Asian influence in Chef Alexandre Mazzia’s creations.
The restaurant itself was a contemporary small yet impeccable , from the elegant tabletop settings to the impeccable service. The staff’s attention to detail was evident in every aspect of our dining experience.
What truly amazed me was the open kitchen, where Chef Alexandre Mazzia orchestrated his culinary magic in silence. It was a testament to his confidence and expertise, and it was a pleasure watching him work his culinary wizardry.
To accompany our meal, we opted for the champagne and tea pairing, although looking back, some of us felt that choosing from the extensive wine list might have been a more suitable choice. Nevertheless, the cocktails we chose were original with some of us sipping on Pastis, while others enjoyed Gin neat. It was a prelude to the culinary adventure that awaited us.
Among the many highlights of our meal, a few dishes left an indelible mark on our palates. The combination of Parmigiano, pistachio, pomegranate, and aloe vera was an unexpected yet delightful fusion of flavors and textures. Another standout was the sea spider crab flesh, pelamide fish marinated in beetroot, sake, and garum, a combination that made our taste buds dance with delight.
The green beans, accompanied by a sweet and sour gel, green juice, seaweed popcorn, and a hint of chili skin, were a true revelation. The dish showcased a perfect balance of flavors and textures that left us craving for more.
In summary, our dining experience at Chef Alexandre Mazzia’s 3-Star Michelin restaurant in Marseille was nothing short of extraordinary. From the meticulous attention to detail to the innovative and mouthwatering dishes, every moment was a culinary adventure.
Before leaving, Chef Alexandre graciously agreed to take a photo with our group, adding a personal touch to an already memorable experience.
Dining at a 3-Star Michelin restaurant is not an everyday occurrence, and this special occasion allowed us to truly appreciate the artistry and dedication that goes into creating the ultimate dining experience.
If you find yourself in Marseille, do not miss the opportunity to visit this culinary gem. You can find Chef Alexandre Mazzia’s restaurant at 9 Rue Francois Rocca, 13008 Marseille, or reach out to them via email at [email protected].
In the end, our culinary voyage at Chef Alexandre Mazzia’s restaurant was a celebration of friendship, gastronomy, and the pursuit of unforgettable experiences. It’s a memory I will certainly treasure for a lifetime.