I've never really understood what the term 'fine dining' means. I guess it's one of those amorphous phrases that means what you want it to mean and everyone has a slightly different interpretation, based on personal tastes.
The meal served at this simple and elegant setting was the ultimate French peasant classic, poule au pot, and the venue was a private house. J and H were relaxed and generous hosts.
So, does that count as fine dining or not? I'm guessing not, but who cares. I'd much rather be somewhere by invitation where the food was prepared with the enjoyment of friends in mind.