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Le Gaigne Oct 29, 2010


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Le Gaigne Oct 29, 2010

rhonemonger | | Oct 29, 2010 03:10 PM

Realtively new to the Paris dining scene but had to try to recapture the magic of the 1st trip, including a repeat visit. Noticed a couple of recent posters disappointed here, but compelled to return. Special off menu item a mushroom soup with seared fois gras - wonderful complements to each other and the fois gras easily 3 times the usual USA dining portion, done to perfection.

Terrine of hare (lievre) from the regular menu followed by a roasted loin of hare were both exceptional and pleasing.

Roasted cod was outstanding (my wife's) and one of my dearest and oldest friends had the 5 course degustation and was quite pleased.

Geoffrey rose de saigne 2007 was reasonably priced / value and enjoyment as was the 2008 Coume el Mas Collioure "Schistes" 2008 - the 2007 was well rated by Parker but they were sold through so we had the 2008 - a very pleasing Rhone blend - personally drank in the 90 point range for score keepers - that is to say a very happy bottle of old vine grenache at a reasonable price. Unfortunately the Gauby vielle vignes is no longer on the list.

tab about 250 Euro for 3 including splurge drinking and unbridled ordering.

Reception and service were in keeping w memory of being very friendly helpful and relaxed. I speak a little French and don't recall Aurelie speaking English last year but this year she spoke a fair amount, enough for a complete non-French speaker to have a an easy enough time with the evening.

The negative to neutral at best recent posts were not in keeping with tonight's dinner, which was outstanding and worth every sou.

More to come pertaining to other restos as time allows later in the week.

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