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mary shaposhnik Jun 4, 2010 01:19 PM

Totally separate questions:

1. Any favorite Senegalese places in Paris for poulet yassa? Craving...

2. I haven't found reliable leads yet for a place like Chez Rene, where I could take a toddler (jetlag is in our favor for a few days at dinner time) . . . and by like Chez Rene, I mean solid renditions of coq au vin type classics in a neighborhoody setting. If you tell me CR still fits that bill, I'll return there; but I've been hearing complaints what with all the changes in ownership, tour buses, etc.

Thanks.

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    Simon Jun 7, 2010 09:25 AM

    For the poulet yassa, try Le Manguier (11th)...or further afield and not as good for a toddler, Cafe Olympique (18th)...

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      Ptipois Jun 5, 2010 05:45 AM

      Can't think of a place for good poulet yassa right now, but if you like yassa, you might also like the Cameroonian 'poulet DG' (DG stands for "directeur général") at Le Bamboutos, 3 rue Sauffroy (17e, métro Brochant), or a very decent Beninese poulet braisé at Fifa, 16 rue Joseph-Dijon (18e, métro Jules-Joffrin).
      I have also had a good poulet braisé at La Tontine d'Or, 27 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud (11e).

      1. Parigi Jun 4, 2010 04:48 PM

        "Any favorite Senegalese places in Paris for poulet yassa?"

        There is one I liked, but with the worst name: Babylone bis, 34 Rue Tiquetonne.

        1. John Talbott Jun 4, 2010 03:42 PM

          I had a v disappointing meal after the changeover at CR, I used to love their coq too.
          What's wrong with the old Regalade or l'Ami Jean or Petits Plats, yah, that's ideal, Petits Plats, informal, cool, friendly, 1/2 dishes for kids and oldies. Gazzetta has that kind of informality at lunch too.

          And, Etchebest eats at the Cantine de Troquet with his kids as does Constant at the Cocottes.

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