Dans les Landes – Paris – France
Bienvenue at Banal Landes
Sometimes I get to wonder if I would rather eat in a really “bad” restaurant than in one of those commonplace establishments that dot the streets. Archetype of the fictional restaurant with sports scarves, noisy, with disastrous lighting, anonymous service and a “traditional style” concept.
Is it a Landes tradition to offer the smallest towels imaginable? In any case, what serves as a mouthwash could in no way satisfy a half-nostril of the so-called Gascon Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.
Chilli chipirons are presented in a fun way in a hoof. It’s cooked. Simple and good.
Duck spring rolls are non-existent. The amount of duck is microscopic. As a result, I suspect that apart from the frying, the taste of the materials is more than evanescent.
The fried camembert is of industrial origin so no real interesting taste if not the frying already mentioned.
The centerpiece of the menu, the duck breast on vine shoots made in the smoker. Many fumaroles for not much. The duck has no taste of meat, hence the usefulness of smoking that offsets.
The mussels, without being exceptional, save the meal.
The wine list is not original, with the inevitable Irouléguy Abotia. I write inescapable but it could be indestructible, rot-proof, fireproof …
The digestive, a raspberry Armagnac (offered), is original in its variety of dosage. The impressions were so different that we reciprocally tested each glass. To see that, on 4 glasses, the amount of alcohol varied from very little to normal.
All this is not bad but does not have much interest. The plate as the decor are all “imitation”. To forget very quickly.
Bill of 134 euros for 4.
Date of the visite: 2018 April
Addrese: 119 Bis Rue Monge, 75005 Paris