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Chez Janou-- What a waste!


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Chez Janou-- What a waste!

lemarais | Jun 20, 2013 06:13 AM

So I made a 930 reservation. We took a leisurely 1 1/2 km walk from our hotel. Place des Vosges is gorgeous. So we show up at 930 to a mobv scene. People outside, and the NOISE inside, OMG! Louder than the Cookery! 100% tourist crowd.

I identify myself, they send me to the bartender. He looks on a list, says "OK" and proceeds to ignore me as we are just standing between the bar and the door. Then, 5 minutes later, he hands me a wine list. No conversation, nothing. After another 8 minutes of standing with my P___ in my hand, I said to my wife "Lets go".

I had passed an attractive place a block away just off the P de V, "Les Bonnes Soeurs". At 9:50, they were about 2/3 full so it was easy. Great! Started with a surprisingly excellent Coteaux d'Aix wine.

My wife had the Bar Fish, a wonderful form of Sea Bass. It was crispy yet juicy at the same time,. with lovely herbs.On a bed of a unique broccoli puree that looked like mashed pot speckled with green-- didn't taste like potatoes, though-- fabulous! I had Gigot d'Agneau, (leg of lamb) but it was unlike any other I've had. It was like a lamb steak, they made it med rare for me, and it was the best lamb I've had in years! So tender, so tasteful, it really melted in the mouth. Ahhh! (Still thinking about it now).

Wonderful meal. Thank you to Chez Janou for being such assholes, loved Bonnes Soeurs".

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