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Au Gourmand: double take

galaxiegoo | Aug 10, 200907:21 AM

I have just come back from a weekend trip to Paris. Thanks to this board for all the fantastic chow information!
I was researching bistrots on this board and found some tips to try Au Gourmand. I just want to inform readers that there are two restaurants by this name and both appear to have received some attention/respect. One is in the 6th, 22, rue de Vaugirard and the other is in the 1st, 17, Rue Molière. OK, so I think the chow tips are referring to the one in the 6th (closed in August) rather than the one in the 1st, although that one is a Michelin Bib Gourmand. I realized my confusion in advance, but I learned the one in the 6th was closed in August. So we went for dinner to Au Gourmand in the 1st anyway. It was nice but I'm not sure it was magic. The highlight was the quality ingredients and the remarkably "affinaged" cheese that was served. The rest of the meal was good quality and creative, but not always a success. The fixed price menu was made up of dishes not offered on the a la carte menu. Therefore, instead of looking like a great deal, it looked like a compromise so we didn't consider it.

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