DH chose Les Papilles for our last night in town. Same sweet welcome, same table in the window. Fine zucchini and feta soup. Tendrons de veau with polenta. Comfort food straight from Grandma's. Goat cheese. As always, I asked for the optional green salad instead of the cheese course. Apple and caramel panna cotta. As always, we let Bertrand choosea wine, white because DH was "redded out ". A very satisfying meal and appropriate so long to Paris.
I want to note that Les Papilles is a bistro in a wine shop. Tables are small. The soup and main course are brought to your table and you serve yourself. The food is not fancy or modern, just delicious. Most of the other diners will be English speakers. You won't get in without a reservation.
I bring up these points because LP is not for everyone. A couple were seated near us who obviously came with different expectations. You could tell that particularly the husband was not happy with the choice of restaurant. No one should waste an evening in Paris because of shattered expectations. LP is simply a place for a great soup and a comforting braise along with good wine and sweet service.
My DH is leaving town tomorrow a happy man.
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