Les Caves Pétrissans – Paris – France
Not knead of passion
It’s four handed with Arnaud Morisse from the blog www.restos-sur-le-grill.fr that we have tested this Parisian institution more than a century old even though the restaurant has only created near the cellar since 30 years. So, is it in the old cauldrons that we make the best soups? The least we can say is that as good restaurant lovers, our opinions are globally convergent on the establishment.
Both the setting and the menu are traditional classicism to make you hope for the best. But the tantalizing terrine of pig’s ear in jelly is rather in the form of a carpaccio whose fineness of slices doesn’t exhale the taste of the beast. We avoid the texture sometimes a little unpleasant of crunchy ear but if it is to feel nothing, we lose each time.
The rillons are far from the tradition and are more like basic slices of bacon than the specialty of Touraine. Not enough grilled, too salty, far from the expected pleasure.
The ray has good taste even if its cooking is a little outdated. But the ramekin of capers that accompanies it would probably have been better inspired if filled with a good brown butter than with a fat liquid without any real taste.
In fact, it was me the lucky one with a beautiful calf’s head accompanied by its “ravigotée” sauce. Appellation a little strange and does not exist since it is “ravigote”, that’s all.
Classic crème brûlée, which you can see the tingling of vanilla seeds.
Nice little wine from Touraine to accompany all this.
To conclude, we say that it is a nice table but expensive with the few errors. A little more attention in the kitchen will make the difference between an address without relief and a canteen of pleasure.
Bill of 113 euros for two.
Date of the visite: 2018 December
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