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L’Epigramme – Paris – France Visit Review: 15

Unknown and stupid marquise...

No lamb à la carte because the epigram (female) is not just a satire. The word (male) comes from a cloddish marquise asking her cook to prepare the same epigrams that her guests would have enjoyed at the Count of Vaudreuil's the day before. The poor cook Michelet will stay in History because, not knowing what to do, he braised lamb breast with chops. The "Epigrams of lamb à la [...]
L'Epigramme Oeuf 64°

Bouillon Pigalle – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,2

I bow

God knows I had my preconceptions about this restaurant which, in a short time, managed to get far so many praising articles. I didn't push the door of my own but following a family reunion. Exceptional luck, I avoided the frightening queue managed more than disorderly.    Without corrupting anyone, we were placed on the terrace of the first floor, thus avoiding [...]
Bouillon Pigalle Eclair chocolat

Chez L’Ami Fritz – Sarrebourg – France Visit Review: 15,4

Go East !

Just with a name like that, you can imagine that we are in eastern France. In Sarrebourg to be exact.    It is the locals who spent time on the school benches in Alsace and Lorraine who will know a little more than l'Ami Fritz is a character from a novel written by two authors from the East, Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. It is the story of a bon vivant [...]
L'ami Fritz Os à moelle

Les Orientalistes – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,2

Sardines better grilled than meat.

With such a name, you can quickly feel a somewhat intellectual restaurant. And indeed, the setting has nothing to do with the usual North African decorations (sometimes beautiful, sometimes kitschy as hell) that decorate 99% of "couscous" restaurants.     Here, we are rather in a nostalgia for the past times when France was present on the other side of [...]
Les Orientalistes Sardines grillées

La table Saint-Jean – Provins – France Visit Review: 14,2

Generous

The restaurants in Provins are divided like the city, between the upper and lower. And the first one includes most of the pretty tables. There are of course some exceptions that you will find throughout my blog.     La table Saint-Jean offers a pretty menu of traditional and well-crafted dishes.    Snails, sweetbreads, calf's head follow each other on the [...]
La Table Saint-Jean Tête de veau

Le Clos bourguignon – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,4

There is stil job!

Around theaters, it's always a bit like Russian roulette. Restaurants that display the "Homemade" brand hope to get away with it by attracting quality-conscious eaters. But this is not always enough because, in addition to knowledge, it has to do it and the material.    And it is the latter that is missing on Chablis-style snails. If the cream sauce is correct, the [...]
Le Clos bourguignon Pied de porc panés

Au bon Laboureur – Bray-sur-Seine – France Visit Review: 14,2

This establishment has existed for more than 100 years (it is becoming rare!) and now managed by Gilles and Lorène Monti.    Menu a little bit complex to read because the most exciting dishes (the most elaborate) are not at the beginning. Indeed, the House, despite its peasant name, is partially oriented towards fish and seafood and offers an excellent choice of [...]
Au bon Laboureur Foie gras

L’Angélus du canal (i) – Paris – France Visit Review: 15,6

Gloria for the Angélus

After many and successful Singaporean pilgrimages, Gabriel de Balasy and Philippe Hoyez return to the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin for a successful bistronomic come-back.     Nice and wide choice of appetizers that do not exceed 10 euros (except for scallops and foie gras, normal!), juggling between the french regions, with the snails [...]

Les Caves Pétrissans – Paris – France Visit Review: 12

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 [...]
Caves Pétrissans Tête de veau

Charles-Barrier – Tours – France Visit Review: 13,2

Barriers to star

If the house undoubtedly seeks to win back a star, some details seem unacceptable to these claims.  Charles Barrier Lustres  We will start with the frame that, if it is old, no one can challenge it, still has a certain charm. But the halogen light on the terrace is an ecological and visual aberration. The spots crush the table, create monstrous shadows of [...]
Charles Barrier Joue de boeuf couverte
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