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Oct 3, 2009 12:22 PM

Les Gibiers sont arrivés: it's that time again where the game is afoot.

I first spied a little wild flying thing at the Cartouche Café (a new terrific offshoot of Rodolphe Paquin's) earlier this week along about the time hanging hares appeared in my butcher's pass-through, so today we went to Au Petit Marguery and the grouse (plus two other savage things) was on the menu with only a 10 E + charge; it was quite wonderfully gamy. Thursday we'll try A la biche au Bois for the umpteenth time, can you ever get too much?

John Talbott

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  1. I heard that there is a sort of "Paris Restaurant Week" called La Semaine du Gout happening the week we're in Paris...we happen to have reservations at Au Petit Marguery for the last night, and they are supposed to offer a special menu that sounds wonderful...does anyone have any info about this? Will our reservations make us eligible for this? Thanks!

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      1. re: anachemia

        Oct 10-18. See the programme here:

        80€ at l'Arpège, 50€ at Gordon's -- it's going to be a busy week.

        1. re: souphie

          wow...what a deal !

          < retour aux résultats

          > Chef de cuisine
          Alain PASSARD

          > Lieu
          84 Rue de Varenne
          75007 PARIS
          01 45 51 47 33

          > Prix
          Formule entre nous : > 50 €

          > Menu
          Menu valable au déjeuner toute la semaine et au dîner pour les réservations du jour même et sous réserve de disponibilité (nombre de tables limité


          80€ TTC + une surprise du chef

          Couleur, saveur, parfum et dessin du jardin
          Collection légumière Automne 2009
          Robe des Champs Multicolore "Arlequin"
          Canard de Challans à l'Hibiscus
          Dessert d'automne

          1 verre de Haut Poitou Marigny Neuf Sauvignon
          1 verre de Bergerac Château La Tour des Gendres 2007
          Eaux et cafés

          1. re: mdietrich

            so if we want to do this menu for dinner you have to call the same day to see if you can get a reservation? what is the likelihood of that?

            1. re: schmoopykitty

              Why would you call the same day? Call now.

              1. re: souphie

                It's because if you want to have the 80EUR menu for dinner, you have to make you reservation the same day.
                For lunch, though, I agree it's really important to call as soon as possible.

    1. I didn't know about this when I made my reservation...I just wondered if we'll be able to get the special deal at Au Petit Margury, since we will be going there husband just wants to be able to get something gamy!!

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      1. re: sistereurope

        Five days ago at the Petit Marguery, there was a special game insert in the big menu with three items on it: lievre royale, grouse and one I forget. Fear not.

        John talbott - full review at

      2. "Thursday we'll try A la biche au Bois for the umpteenth time, can you ever get too much?"

        And indeed we did and they had three game items featured on the incredible 25.90 E 4-course menu: wild duck, biche stew and their traditional pave of biche which was wonderful.

        Full report at

        John Talbott