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Best croque monsieur?

LeahBaila Mar 20, 2009 12:15 PM

Greetings to all...
I will be in Paris next week and am in search of the city's BEST croque monsieur. It is my favorite sandwich in the entire world, and would love to sample those that you consider to be outstanding. Thank you in advance! : )


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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: LeahBaila Mar 20, 2009 05:37 PM

    Best in Paris was at a small, really small cafe off the Lamain-Caulincourt metro around the corner from Fromage Rebecca, actually had a croque madame and with the side salad was great, thick handsliced ham, old gruyere,and the egg cooked perfectly. The best ever had though, l make. If you are in Paris when l am there, will gladly make for you and your guests.

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      LeahBaila RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 23, 2009 10:02 AM

      Thank you! Will make note. Leaving tomorrow, et toi? Merci.


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        souphie RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 23, 2009 01:29 PM

        I want that too! What do I need to do?

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: souphie Mar 23, 2009 07:59 PM

          Will try to find name of place from the woman l went with, will report back, if not wait for me, and we will go together

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            souphie RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 23, 2009 11:19 PM

            I meant the ones you make.

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              ChefJune RE: souphie Mar 24, 2009 07:03 AM

              heheheh me, too!

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                Delucacheesemonger RE: souphie Mar 24, 2009 04:56 PM


        2. Laidback RE: LeahBaila Mar 20, 2009 06:48 PM

          My grand daughter practically subsists on croque madames and her favorite so far is the generous one served on Poilane bread at Le Nemrod ( corner of St. Placide and Cherche Midi)

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            LeahBaila RE: Laidback Mar 23, 2009 10:03 AM

            Thank you! :) Will take note.


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              Oakglen RE: LeahBaila Mar 23, 2009 02:47 PM

              The Croque Imperial at Chez Flottes (on Poilane) was quite good; and they have a veggie alternative called Croque Provencal, as well. Only served with frites, however, as I recall.

              1. re: Oakglen
                LeahBaila RE: Oakglen Mar 24, 2009 05:21 AM

                Lovely! Thanks. : )


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                  CJT RE: LeahBaila Mar 24, 2009 12:07 PM

                  One of the best I ever had was served and bought over the counter at PAUL, a bread bakery chain restaurant we found in many cities around France (sometimes as a shop in a shoppng mall (grands surfaces). They offer sandwiches and other items for eat-in and take-out. You find it in a display counter and they will heat it up for you if you ask.

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                    LeahBaila RE: CJT Apr 1, 2009 05:51 AM

                    Thanks to all for the recs! I actually tried croque madame's this time around and fell in love with them more so than the monsieur. The best I had were at: Le Parisien (in the 6th) and Le Primerose (in the 15th).


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