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

John Talbott Oct 3, 2009 12:22 PM

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
http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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  1. sistereurope RE: John Talbott Oct 6, 2009 06:59 PM

    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: sistereurope
      anachemia RE: sistereurope Oct 7, 2009 05:11 AM

      What week?

      1. re: anachemia
        souphie RE: anachemia Oct 7, 2009 08:09 AM

        Oct 10-18. See the programme here: http://www.legout.com/restaurant.php

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

        1. re: souphie
          mdietrich RE: souphie Oct 7, 2009 02:13 PM

          wow...what a deal !

          L'ARPEGE
          < retour aux résultats

          > Chef de cuisine
          Alain PASSARD

          > Lieu
          84 Rue de Varenne
          75007 PARIS
          01 45 51 47 33
          www.alain-passard.com

          > 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

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

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            schmoopykitty RE: mdietrich Oct 7, 2009 03:40 PM

            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
              souphie RE: schmoopykitty Oct 7, 2009 11:55 PM

              Why would you call the same day? Call now.

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                olivierb RE: souphie Oct 8, 2009 02:04 AM

                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.

    2. sistereurope RE: John Talbott Oct 7, 2009 06:29 PM

      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 anyway...my husband just wants to be able to get something gamy!!

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      1. re: sistereurope
        John Talbott RE: sistereurope Oct 8, 2009 12:56 AM

        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
        http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

      2. John Talbott RE: John Talbott Oct 8, 2009 09:50 AM

        "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 http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

        John Talbott

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