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Just got back from our trip to Paris - this was a three night tack on - our daughter is going to school in London so we stopped in Paris after visiting her in London.
1st night was at Zebulon - this restaurant has a prix fix where you choose a starter, main, and dessert. This was a Monday night so the restaurant was quiet and not fully booked. My starter was the dorado tartare which I liked a lot, and then I had the lamb which was pretty good. My husband had the beef which was not all that great. The service was very good.
2nd night was Pierre Sang on Gambey - This was our clear favorite. A six course tasting menu is served here and every course was outstanding. We were lucky to sit at the Chef's counter which we both prefer and I had the wine pairings which was really great. It's funny watching Pierre Sang pop in and out between this restaurant and the other on this street which we have been to as well. It's also entertaining that they serve you the food and have you guess at the end what you were eating.
3rd night was Louis - again 6 courses but I didn't do the wine pairings and just had wine by the glass. Impeccable service but the pacing didn't feel as smooth as it did at Pierre Sang. The amuse bouche was very pretty. The first course was a savory ice cream that had a weird smoky flavor. (I think this put me off a little bit) We also had a scallop which had a foam on it "snow" which was okay and then there was cod which was pretty good. The beef was brought next, a piece of tenderloin (I think) with a (roasted?) oyster which was divine. There was then a palate cleanser with a fruit sorbet and mandarin oranges which was nice. The dessert was a chocolate tart with a nut ice cream which we enjoyed. The beef was presented in an odd way - they brought a large ceramic dish shaped like a fish with a lid and removed the lid to show us the beef with the oysters on top and then whisked it away to plate it. Is this a traditional thing or is this a gimmick of this particular restaurant?
As I said previously, we were in London before we were in Paris and had a couple of good meals there - in particular we had an awesome meal at a restaurant called Temper in Covent Garden and some really great Korean food at JinJuu in Soho.
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