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Where did I eat? (Paris)

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Where did I eat? (Paris)

tongue_to_tail | Jun 29, 2011 06:46 PM

So I recently registered for this here Chowhound board after using the site as a powerful food reference tool to educate myself these past few years .

And upon registering I was presented the question everyone here is presented for your profile: the best meal you ever ate.

Well this wasn't a problem for me to remember. I remember my meal vividly. It was the late 90s, and I was staying at the Intercontinental Le Grand (near the Opera house), I entered the restaurant through a back door through the hotel and preceded to have the most spectacular meal. The highlight of which was a surprise first course. We had ordered foie gras, but what arrived was much more than we expected. Presented to us with the lifting of a silver lid was the entire lobe of foie gras. Why, I (we) had never and still to this day have never seen such a preparation of the liver. It was perfectly cooked and just plain perfect. Despite my proclamation of "vivid" memory, I don't remember the sauce that accompanied the dish, but I remember it was beyond sublime. And the suckling pig entree that followed was supreme, as were all the other we dishes ordered.

So in my head I am 100% certain the name of the restaurant at which we ate was Restaurant L'Opera yet I have not been able to find any confirmation of this online. And the food options currently in the Le Grand are certainly not where I ate. It either closed or it moved. I'm looking to return, and would love eat at the restaurant or at least a similar preparation of foie gras. As such I pose this question to you, those of the France board: where did I eat?

Thanks!

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