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From Paris: La Table de Robuchon, Au Fils des Saisons, Mon Vieil Ami

shopwinedinefine | Jun 13, 200805:33 PM

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La Table de Joel Robuchon (16eme) - We went for my birthday lunch and it was great. I cannot believe it was 55E, for three courses and a FULL bottle of wine (I was expecting only a half bottle). The service was impeccable and the food was like nothing I have ever had before. To start, I had the l'oeuf frit with artichauts and haricourts vert, and my husband had the foie gras. They were both tremendous. For the main, I had the veal head and my husband had the duck. Totally amazing, to say the least. For dessert, I had the apricot (they were kind enough to put a little candle in it!) and my husband had the strawberries with balsamic. The room is gorgeous, the meal was sublime.

Au Fils des Saisons (3eme) - We went here on a Saturday night at 9pm, and the place was less than half full. I have no idea why, as the food was just terrific. The bill came to 84E, including a half litre of wine. Some of the items we had were the fricassee of escargot, the 7 hour roasted duck (a must have!!), and a chocolate trio dessert served in little egg cups. The food here is fantastic, there was only one waiter on but he gave great service. The atmosphere is quite rustic, with stone walls. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and would advise keeping the address with you when you go, as there is no sign out front. (6 Rue Fontaines du Temple, metro: Arts et Metier).

Mon Vieil Ami - It was a beautiful night to be on the Ile St. Louis when we went here. This restaurant is a lot more modern looking than the others we went to, and also a tad pricier (41E for 3 courses, bill came to 102E with half bottle of wine included). The food was fantastic, particularly the main, which was the pork and ham for two. It came in this huge Staub pot, and it looked great and tasted even better. I did notice that there were a lot of tourists in the restaurant (us included!!), so it has been "discovered" but is still making the grade, if so to speak. A great choice for Sunday dinner in Paris.

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