Paris is all About Food … duh!

Last Friday was bitter cold  - something like -6 C which translates to 21 F. COLD. But as you can see, R was ready for it.

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Earlier in the day R had a conversation (in French) with the director of the gym we go to. At one point the conversation turned to food and he said, “Paris is about food.”

That evening we went to Bistrot Paul Bert. Dorie had told us about it, highly recommending it. A search online has glowing reviews – and of course as always a few sour ones. Gayot listed it as one of the 10 best restaurants in Paris.

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It was a terrific dinner! Loved the place, the service, the buzz and the food. R had a squid entrée (what we in the States call an appetizer) and a perfectly cooked Entrécote de boef béarnaise, frits maison (rare steak with French fries). E went a little more exotic: a sautéed rabbit liver (foie lapin) to start and Pigeon en fauille de chouau, foie gras set sa puree de celery. (Pigeon with foie gras wrapped in cabbage leaves, and pastry …. with mashed celery root on the side.

We consulted with the sommelier, told him we didn’t want to spend a lot of money (the wine book was fabulous, many great wines and very costly). He suggested a 2003 Chateau Moulin P’ey-Labrie, which was perfect.

As if we needed it, the deserts were delicious and humongous. R had a Floating Island and E had Paris Brest, a puff pastry filled with hazelnut cream.

 

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