Hi lovely readers, hope you’re weekends going well. We jumped on the Eurostar to France from London kings cross station a few days ago and today’s blog post just features a few places to eat in Paris. This is my second Parisian blog and on this occasion the hotel of choice was a nice place based near the Pantheon, the obviously called Dames du pantheon.Thanks to some of the receptionists (Louise and Magalie), we were well looked after at the hotel. The room on the 5th floor, wasn’t bad either, the view ever so impressive.
Following a few hours at the hotel, we walked to a restaurant la-pascade. This restaurants concept revolves around serving various dishes in a crepe soufflé like base. The picked set menu consisted of a soup starter, a pascade main and a few sweet mini pascades.Pascade was created by Sebastien Pradal and Alexandre Bourdas (two Michelin stars chef) who passed on the mantle to Bruno Doucet (from the restaurant La Régalade) in 2017.
|Veal and potato filling
|Prawn,pasta and coconut filling
|sweet mini pascades with various fillings such as lemon and chocolate
The dishes served were all light and flavourful. The pascade base fillings tend to change so when you visit you might probably get different filling combinations. This was my second visit to La pascade and I will definitely make it a third next time I visit.
The next restaurant on the list was a French brasserie near the famous Notre dame overlooking the river seine.
This tiny Parisian restaurant serving very good food at a fast paced was called Aubougnat. Some of the dishes ordered were the delicious escargot starter.
And 2 main dishes, the first being a beautiful roasted duck and glazed peach combination. I really liked this dish and was quite impressed with the peach and duck combination. Very tasty indeed.
Second main was a roasted chicken fillet with confit lemon and zucchini. Every bite into the chicken produced a burst of lemon. Definitely a decent dish.
We really couldn’t handle a dessert after this meal. I might try the chocolate dessert when I return on my next trip.
On the 3rd day, we visited a restaurant just a stones throw from the river seine and boulevard st Germain. Le Petit Pontoise is a true Parisian French bistro in every sense of the word. I liked all the dishes I ate at this restaurant, so it comes highly recommended from me.
For starters, it was roasted Camenbert cheese with honey and almond crust.
The first main was duck breast on a bed of mashed potatoes topped with foie gras. This is one of my highlight dishes of this Paris trip. Quite delicious and memorable. When I love certain dishes, I tend to post multiple angled shots of it.
|shredded duck breast topped with foie gras on a bed of mashed potatoes
The second main dish was also quite accomplished. A delightfully tasty rack of lamb with a garlic and herb crust.
|Rack of lamb
A very good well priced restaurant indeed. Now for the next restaurant on the list. Some readers might recognise this place due to its feature on my first Parisian blog post. We loved Le Saotico, the family owned restaurant the last time we visited and the feelings are still the same. A foie gras starter, duck main ( ate Soo much duck on this trip) and a chocolate dessert later marks this restaurant as a decent place to have a meal in Paris.
Following a visit to le saotico, this next restaurant was booked 2 weeks previously via tripadvisor. A 20 minute taxi trip from our pantheon hotel to Chez Gabrielle, based near the famous Arc de triumph landmark was organised by the hotel.
The restaurant is quite small, so make sure you book in advance. The restaurant staff were quite helpful and efficient. Thanks for the flowers and the cakes guys. The meal was also quite impressive with some of the best dishes of the trip. The first starter was a cassolette of escargots with Iberian flavour. A very moorish starter without a doubt.
The second starter was a tuna and polenta combination with truffle sauce. Quite a good dish as well.
The first main dish which was a fillet of veal, rosemary sauce, polenta with olives and zucchini was exquisite. A highlight dish of the trip causing a smile with every bite.
|fillet of veal
The second main dish, a fillet of beef with Parmesan cheese and gratin dauphinois was also quite tasty
For dessert, we had a roasted peach with cognac, Creme brûlée and lemon. This was also another trip dessert highlight. The peach and cognac combination worked quite well indeed. Can’t wait to try this again.
Chez Gabrielle’s a really nice well prized restaurant that’s definitely worth a visit if you’re a foodie.
Trip almost over, we made a stop to one more restaurant on the last day of the trip prior to jumping back on the Eurostar. L’ Atelier maitre albert as recommended by the hotel is known for their rotisserie dishes. The dishes ordered were a chicken and veal main, swiftly followed by a grapefruit terrine and chocolate praline dessert. All in all the dishes tasted ok with no outstanding plates as such. That said I rated the veal dish I had a bit higher than their rotisserie chicken. On the whole, a good restaurant.
There goes my time in Paris. I ate soo much on the trip,I was too full to try out desserts by the time I got past the mains. I really enjoyed all the restaurants and I can’t wait to check out some of them again on my next trip.
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See you soon readers and look out for the next post.. Aurevoir for now