28 10 / 2013
03 5 / 2013
More for our own posterity than anything else, here’s a short list of food-related places we visited:
A la Biche du Bois - probably our favorite; we ate here twice. Chris had an andouillette on the second trip which was surprisingly good but very large and not for the faint of heart. Other highlights were the coq a vin and the chocolate mousse doused in Grand Marnier which could probably bring about world peace. It also helps that the proprietor is generous with the armagnac.
Chez Rene - a typical Parisian bistro, very good duck confit and frites. The beef bourguignon is also excellent.
Les Cocottes - one of several Christian Constant restaurants. This was very good and a different experience from a typical Parisian restaurant; fine dining in a very casual atmosphere. The pork trotter stuffed potatoes are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
Bofinger Brasserie - a typical old-style Parisian brasserie (it started in the 1860’s), serves good, hearty French fare. This place gets busy and service can tend to be sluggish when it does.
La Tour D’Argent - Best meal (lunch) we’ve ever had. We’ll have to save up for dinner next time.
Bakery Beaumarchais - best croissants in Paris/France/The World. Also very good baguettes and pastries. This place makes even other Parisian bakeries seem sub-par.
Poilane - The pain de compagne is the platonic ideal of bread. We also devoured a couple of apple tarts.
Jacques Genin Chocolates - this man is a genius.
O Chateau - English language wine tastings. We had a very good guide and tasted some excellent and hard to find wines. A bit pricy but worth it if you want to learn more about French wine.