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long paris report

amarone jones | Nov 4, 2003 07:17 AM

We walked around Paris on the Saturday carrying my printout of all of your suggestions... what a blast.

Berthillon on the rue St Louis (just behind Notre Dame) although there are stores and cafes that seem to sell this product all over Paris. We tried a couple of ice creams here and fell in love with frozen dairy products again (and again)we also had a crepe a little further down on the right- also excellent). We wandered down the rue St Antoine with all of its fromageries and interesting shops.

La Fontaine au Chocolate at 201 St Honore 1er
We had amazing chocolates here, although some of the other chocolate we tried was nearly as if not as good as La F. We found that if it looks like a well run shop, the chocolate is going to be pretty d. good.

Yes the Laduree Macaroons are excellent, we were very glad to see Laduree in a number of places-just keep your eyes open and you will see them. We tasted the macaroons at the place de la Madelaine.

We browsed at Fauchon (place de la Madelaine), what a great store for selection but we didn't purchase anything there but go check it out.

Foie Gras Luxe (26 rue Montmarte 1er)
Bought 3600 grams of goose fat here for 11 Euros!!! Yeah that's right almost 8 pounds of GOOSE FAT for 11 euros. Can you say confit?!

Comptoir de la Gastronomie 34, rue Montmartre.
just up the street from F.G.Luxe. Magret duck breasts for 4.83 euros.
Dried girolles, dried morels, and some very tasty foie (that made great sandwiches with toasted brown bread and a little half bottle of a german sweetie) Don't laugh-have you ever had a foie sandwich??

Boutique Maille at 6 pace de la Madelaine (across from Fauchon). We bought mustards from here (what else)Just don't pick out what you want you MUST ask for help or the only time they will speak english to you will be to say "this is not a serve your self store you must ask for what you want" and then ask you in french what you want... laughable.

E. Dehillerin at 18 et 20 rue Coquilliere
The best store for kitchen wares that I have been in, anywhere, bar none. Most locals did not know where it was or had never heard of it before, this place is amazing ask for Franck, he is very helpful, knowledgeable and nice. Copper Copper Copper and then any sort of kitchen utensil/tool you could ever think of and then about 53 more. Prices very very reasonable prices also.

Lest some of you think I digress...

We ate at Cafe Constant. This place is GREAT

One Leffe biere and an o.j. while we waited for a table to clear

1 bottle bourgogne 2002 domaine Sabre a good and simple wine.

coeurs d'artichauts vinaigriette mimosa-very tasty fresh artichoke and greens with light dressing excellent for

Presse de jarret de proc au foie gras et lentilles. Yeah this was excellent, the lentils just slightly warm so it started to melt the foie and porc, perfectly seasoned should I continue? oh yeah

Escalope de veau cordon bleu. Delicious. Don't need to say anymore.

Quenelle de Brochet avec epinard. I am usually not a big fan of dishes like this but decided this would be a good place to try it and boy was I right, nice and light sauce, mushrooms were just the foil for the rich sauce, it all just went together very well. Now I know how it is supposed to be.

Poire belle helene, simple perfectly done just top notch fare all the way around

1 double cafe creme

1 bottle still water.

Total bill 85 euros. This is why this place rocked, we ate at Laperouse the following night and had a better meal but pound for pound it could not stand up to Cafe Constant. For the price, and to know Paris must have a couple of other gems like this hidden away. Yeah, I'll be back. More later, after more foie on toast!! AJ

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