Restaurants & Bars

France Paris Meal Review

Aspic: extraordinary quality/price


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
mentionedExpand Map
Powered by
Powered by Reset Map Reset
Restaurants & Bars 4

Aspic: extraordinary quality/price

mangeur | Nov 8, 2016 10:20 AM

In his tiny 9e restaurant, Quentin Giroud is turning out brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed plates that belie the 43€ tab for his 7 course "surprise" menu. Seasonal and generous, artistic and delicious. This was our second visit, our having dined there previously this spring. Both meals were stellar.

Every course was excellent but stand outs were a stunning pumpkin soup with almonds. Crisp, tender sauteed carrolet with silky spinach. Rosy duck breast with beet puree that caused my husband to quip, "If you'd just cook beets THIS way....". And without doubt the best chocolate tart I have ever had.

Our two meals at Aspic were orders of magnitude better than two starred dinners we had this year, and were less than half the price of either. Not an iota of pretension, just passionate cooking and sweet service.

Wines equally reasonably priced, by the glass, bottle or pairing.

Aspic goes on our permanent list. But I have the feeling that this sweet address will not be Giroud's last.

24, rue de la Tour d'Auvergne 9e

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound