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trying to remember Two Paris restaurant names from about 40 years ago!?


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trying to remember Two Paris restaurant names from about 40 years ago!?

mick | | Mar 12, 2012 11:18 AM

Hello, and older hounds out there with a decent memory or perhaps younger with a bit of Parisian restaurant knowledge. I could probably google and find the answer but thought I"d try CH first.

Late 70"s as a 19 year old made my first trip to Europe and Paris etc. At the time quality food was not the main thing on my mind, but this initial trip overseas along with some other travel adventures helped to dramatically change how I looked at and enjoyed food. Had always been interested in wine since growing up in the Napa Valley however in those days the California food movement had not landed up valley.

I remember having a toting around a Europe on $15 a day. Had seen an earlier version at $5. Glad to be rid of guide type books.

Two restaurants in Paris that I cannot remember the name of: 1, I believe was in the Il St Louis area. If I recall it was in a basement no windows, lots and lots of smoke. Picnic type tables. You chose one main like lamb and everything else was included, chacouterie, sides, fromage, dessert. As much bad wine as you wanted. you had to get up and fill your glass from a wooden barrel. At the time thee were locals, not as much of a global travel explosion as these days but still very touristy, kitschy and raucous fun. In the name was something like Nocetres esp?????????

@nd restaurant was I believe in the Montmarte/Pigalle area. We were playing a casual game of football, American flag football on the grass looking towards Les Invalides. We were playing against some local Parisian guys about our age and they invited us to this restaurant where you drank wine out of bebe bottles. Dont remember much about the food or anything else that night.

Made many a trip back since just never to those places, came across an old picture made me wonder the names. No idea if there still around? Anyone

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