Madame Shawn – Paris – France
On step beyond!
The archetype of the restaurant that is talked about in the press, and that makes the buzz. Did Mrs. Shawn ever exist, or is it a marketing concept wholly invented? The website is silent on this subject.
And then what? Well, well, well, well. A friendly and very thoughtful decor, an equally thoughtful menu, in its design and originality, but, as Wendy’s (and Walter Mondale) asked: “Where’s the beef?”.
In this case, it’s very lovely, but the assortment of fries as an appetizer is only worth by the Kai Ho baiteuy. The chicken skewers are dried out; the other products are either tasteless or frightfully fat (and yet I like the fat).
The Mukra ta is much more linear, i.e., uninteresting. They’re grilled beef strips. Well done. What else?
The dessert is absolutely not disappointing since, as usual, most Asian restaurants are picking up on this part of the menu. So to forget very quickly.
The service is not unpleasant, just anonymous.
Restaurant with a cuisine that has been largely watered down for European palates, which no longer has much authenticity. Precisely what many Chinese restaurants offered 30 years ago, fortunately, this category has almost disappeared.
The owners of this chain are one step behind in terms of cooking but one step ahead in terms of marketing. But honestly, I no longer even have the courage to destroy further a purely commercial concept in which the food substance is only a secondary element of the intellectual and professional process. But it has pleased so many incompetent people who write in reading materials that I can only respect this phenomenon…
Bill of 58.50 euros for one person. So very, very expensive for what it is.
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Date of the visite: 2019 January
Tel: 00 33 1 46 07 02 00
Addrese: 3 Rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris