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5 nights, 5 dinners - Report


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5 nights, 5 dinners - Report

BayouTeche | | Jun 1, 2009 07:09 AM

May 15-19

Friday - Josephine, Chez Dumonet

Incredible on all levels. An enormously enjoyable dining experience. We had our table for the night. No rush. My hands-down favorite of the five. All dishes were exceptional.

Entrees: Fois gras - artichoke salad. Plats: Cassoulet (this thing is huge) - Chateaubriand. Dessert: shared Grand Marnier souffle. Wine: bottle of Sancerre Rouge. 2 cafes and a bottle of water.
Total: 165.00 euro

Saturday - Le Petrelle

An original. It's like dining in an eccentric aunts living room. Quiet, dim lighting, well spaced, large tables and a cat.

Entrees: Artichoke & asparagus salad - fois gras chaud w/ baby asparagus (incredible). Plats: Wild chicken w/ morelles - veal sweetbreads w/ sauteed root vegetables. Dessert: can't remember specifically, but it was terrifically chocolaty. Wine: 1999 Chateau d' Aiguilhe. 2 cafes and a bottle of water. One disappointment.....the chicken was tough and flavorless.
Total: 167.00 euro

Sunday - Christophe

The food here is fantastic. The environs, however, are not particularly Parisian. Felt like we could have been anywhere.

Entrees: Escargots (possibly the best we've ever had) - charcuterie. Plats: Roast duck - roast veal. Dessert: arrgh.....I can't remember and didn't note it. Wine: 2001 La Horse Canon Fronsac Bordeaux.
Total: 115.00 euro

Monday - Le Regalade

Our second favorite. VERY tight seating. Hectic and bustling. Enormous portions perfectly prepared.

Serve-yourself terrine of pate' brought out. Addictive stuff. Entrees: Tuna tartare - fois gras terrine. Plats: Roast pork - roast pigeon (wicked good). Dessert: Riz au lait w/ caramel sauce - pot au creme w/ raspberries. Wine: 2008 Sancerre Rouge.
Total: 117.00 euro

Tuesday - Chez l' Ami Jean

The rushed, indifferent service tarnished this meal. This was the only poor service received while in Paris. The food was good, but just that......good. I was expecting much better. No notes were taken, and nothing was memorable.

Entrees: Warm lobster salad - another salad I can't remember. Plats: Duck breast - roasted rabbit (a scrawny rabbit at that). Dessert: something with strawberries. Wine: a Bordeaux.
2 cafes. This was the only meal I left still hungry.
Total: 165.00 euro (approx)

Many thanks to the CH France board for all of your input.

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