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Feb 11, 2008 03:33 PM

Les Fontaines?

This question is directed mainly to ChefJune who recommended Les Fontaines to me last Feb.-- I did not get to try it in March. ChefJune: When you were in Paris last fall did you try it again? This trip a couple of friends are joining me and John enjoys lamb stew which was mentioned as a good dish there. We will probably be hitting smaller simpler places like it, Ribouldingue, Petit Pontoise, Biche au Bois etc.

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  1. Jim, I was taking a course and staying in the 15me, so did all my dining around there, except for my last night at Macéo. A couple of friends who live in Paris have been there recently, and say the gussied up decor has not interfered with the delicious food. I've never had lamb stew there, but their gigot is outstanding!

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    1. re: ChefJune

      Thanks. We will try it this trip and post a report.

    2. If you're referring to the Les Fontaines on rue Soufflot near the Pantheon the ownership changed about 2 years ago. I won't say the food is bad but it doesn't even vaguely resemble the old Les Fontaines which had a new hand written menu every day and specialized in game and things like rognons de veau, pheasant, biche, etc. and great Loire Valley reds. The new place has a minimal set menu with a couple of specials--I've been eating at Les Fontaines since the early 1990's and the new place is a huge disappointment.