Les papilles – Paris – France Visit Review: 11.8

Something artificial

- Claude Ulric

Let’s start with the positive: good quality products, fresh, good worked. And recognize that it is still the main thing that is asked at a restaurant.

A velouté of cauliflower, a lamb shoulder on carrots and wallnut sized potatoes, Fourme d’Ambert with figs on slate, the pistachio panacotta. And that for a price more than honest at 35 euros. The single menu principle contributes to this ability of a competitive price.

Very good service, friendly and smiling.

The little things that annoy me:

  • the stock of the lamb not worked enough. He deserves a little “more”.
  • the dessert seems to be always a panacotta declined to the taste of the day.
  • the decor. Only the chandeliers and the zinc (sublime) seem authentic. The furniture is new (not patinated), tiling is ugly without a boundary. This gives the impression of an “old fashioned” restaurant with a modern touch to make it trendy, a bit of a tourist decor.
  • their number, precisely. (Sorry for my tourist readers!)
  • the wine. The principle is to have producers suppliers and to apply a corkage fee of 7 euros. It’s one or the other, either the suppliers are incommensurably getting money, or the restaurant is not content to live with the cork right. A Rasteau 2009 (excellent for the rest!) at 49 euros, it is hard! And since there is no spontaneously proposed menu, we do not know if there are wines by the glass, at what price, etc.

Note that the restaurant does a lot of sales of additional products, cakes, jams, etc. It’s a little grocery and part of the charm. Even if the front is cluttered with cans of English cakes, exceptionally ugly (there too!) . But we will forgive our English friends.

To summarize, I ate well but I still have a slight (and totally subjective) impression of fact that left me on my hunger.

Booking imperative with need to confirm the morning. Late service.


Date of the visite: 2014 November
Collège culinaire de France

Tel: 00 33 1 43 25 20 79
Website: http://www.lespapillesparis.fr/informations/
Addrese: 30 Rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France

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