Paris certainly has an awful lot of fantastic restaurants. But few do a better roast chicken or foie gras terrine than L'Ami Louis. If you're looking for authentic French dishes, prepared in the simplest of fashions, and served in more than generous portions, this is the place.
L’Ami Louis is a legend in Paris. This little cosy restaurant has become one of the capital’s most famous eateries. Not only because Chirac and Clinton dined here at one point, but also because it is said to serve one of the world’s best roast chickens. The dining room is charming, a bit antique with an old chimney standing in the middle of it, it gives you a very warm impression. This also goes for the service, which is relaxed, friendly and quite humorous. Rarely does one see waiters, who seem to enjoy their work as much as those working here. It makes you feel well, and you are ready for the food. And what kind of food it was. Take for instance the foie gras. Served whole, this terrine is quite a mighty portion, so it is suggested you share, otherwise it might be all you are able to eat! However, the quality of the terrine is so good, that it quickly disappears, as it is not only very smooth, but also intensely flavoured. A beautifully rendered classic.
When you come here, one thing you can’t miss is the roast chicken. It is served whole, so sharing is advised here too, with a mountain of thin fries. From the moment it is presented at the table you know that this is not your ordinary roast chicken. No, this one has a beautiful, golden-brown skin that makes you drool with pleasure. Once served, it reveals to be crispy, whilst having moist and tasty meat. The accompanying jus makes this dish perfect. This is once again, a simple classic, but elevated to the highest level. Fantastic!
Such a meal is undoubtedly a great experience. It has something special about, which is probably why this restaurant is well-known. Whilst not being cheap, it certainly shows how good the products are, and how generous the portions are too. Thus you are left with a good feeling and certainly won’t regret having eaten here. A gem!
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