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Paris Report

taboo | Aug 28, 2009 12:49 PM

Just spent a couple of fabulous days in Paris and here is my report:

Dinner at Pershing Hall: Great ambiance and not too crowded. Appetizers were the seared tuna with a sesame sauce and the smoked salmon with bilinis. Both were very good size portions and so fresh and great. Main courses were the Carmelized Cod (YUM!) and the Wild Bass with vegetables. Again, good size portions and well made.

Lunch after the Louvre at Cafe RUC : A starter of Gazpacho then the Seared tuna over greens. My friend had a pasta and then grilled Dorade (whole fish). Very suprised how good it all was.

Dinner at Guy Savoy: This goes hands down as one my all time best meals ever. From the second we arrived (and the champagne trolly was rolled to us) to the minute we left (after the dessert wine trolly was rolled over to us), it was amazing. Started with amuses from the chef of fois grois skewers, mini gazpacho and little vegetable tartes. Appetizers were the poached oysters in seaweed aspic and the tomato tartar with onion. Sooo flavorful and fresh. Main courses were the roasted lobster with a side order of chantarelle mushrooms and also the red mullet and the lamb chops. The presentation, service, preparation and execution of these dishes were just amazing...and they tasted every bit as good as they looked. Dessert that we ordered were the strawberry granita with dried strawberries and sauce as well as the chocolate pudding cake. We were brought by the chef lollipops made of ice cream, a tarte tatin, plate of berries filled with cream and meringues. They came with a dessert cart and I could not imagine eating one more bite of anything. We had a nice bottle of Pommeral with the meal that rounded out a great night. Guy Savoy was there and came to the table to chat and take pictures. This place is a MUST do when in Paris!

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