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monpetitescargot Nov 22, 2010 04:40 PM

Is it good enough to use one of my 4 or 5 meals in Paris for? I do love offal...

Has anyone been there recently? Any information on prices/ recent menu items would be greatly appreciated. I would love to hear some real feedback on this restaurant. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: monpetitescargot Nov 23, 2010 05:25 AM

    Was last there about 2 years ago, so may not be recent enough for you. However, the location, aesthetics, and warm welcome from staff could not have been better. The groin de cochon was quite different , l had never had it before. Slices of pigs nose sliced so each piece had the two nostrils showing. Inexpensive and remember the lamb brains were wonderful .

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      monpetitescargot RE: Delucacheesemonger Nov 23, 2010 10:48 AM

      merci beaucoup! how was the wine list?

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        Delucacheesemonger RE: monpetitescargot Nov 23, 2010 11:06 AM

        At that time the most expensive bottle was a Clos Des Mouches white burgundy that was great, lots of inexpensive oddities as well.

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          Jake Dear RE: Delucacheesemonger Nov 24, 2010 06:19 AM

          We were there about a year ago, 2009. We found it as DCM describes -- and yes, "the lamb brains were wonderful." Also great looking was the 10-inch long cut slabs of roasted bone marrow served to the table behind us -- on recent trips we've been very tempted to return to have both, but darn, dscriptions of other places by so many of the rest of you have diverted us from that. (The wine list was interesting and reasonable.)

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            mangeur RE: Jake Dear Nov 24, 2010 06:36 AM

            "on recent trips we've been very tempted to return ..., but darn, descriptions of other places by so many of the rest of you have diverted us from that."

            It's sad that this could be written about many fine restaurants.

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              monpetitescargot RE: mangeur Nov 24, 2010 12:09 PM

              thank you so much! wonderful to hear. i think this is definitely going on my list. i will report back after i have dined here in late december/early january

    2. John Talbott RE: monpetitescargot Nov 24, 2010 12:19 PM

      "Is it good enough to use one of my 4 or 5 meals in Paris for? I do love offal..."
      I love offal too but would not deem it in my top 4-5 or 40-50.
      As Jake says, so many other places beckon.

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        monpetitescargot RE: John Talbott Nov 24, 2010 12:22 PM

        then what would you, msr. talbott, recommend in that same price range?

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          monpetitescargot RE: monpetitescargot Nov 24, 2010 12:28 PM

          it's about 27 euros for three courses, by the way. i want something off the beaten path, with good french food. small-ish. i will be by myself. must be open the week between christmas and new years.

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            John Talbott RE: monpetitescargot Nov 24, 2010 12:41 PM

            "then what would you, msr. talbott, recommend in that same price range?"
            I'm no Monsignor, but I'd go with:
            Spring (a bit more $/E but worth it)
            Regalade St Honore & Saturne
            l'Agape (a bit more as well)
            Le Mini Palais
            Le 104 aka Street Food, Concert de Cuisine
            Moustache, the original Regalade, l'Agrume
            Chez Grenouille
            and all the classic places Colette and I and others have visited the last ten days
            the Bistro Volnay
            Jeanne A.
            Paul Bert
            Ze Kitchen Galerie
            MBC
            Repaire de Cartouche
            etc, etc etc,
            Pix at http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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          Theobroma RE: monpetitescargot Nov 27, 2010 09:22 AM

          I had stopped going there for a year or so because Nad├Ęge, the owner had a hard time finding a proper chef and I had several disappointing experiences.
          I did go back however like 1 month ago and I was pleasantly surprised.
          We had a wonderful scallop carpaccio with slices of porcini mushrooms, a beautiful partridge with "forgotten" vegetables. I was so impressed that I decided to go back two weeks later to check whether it was not an accident. I wasn't. Second time was equally good, I had wonderful clams with fresh herbs, and a very tasty meatloaf made out of pork trotter.
          It turns out that there's a young and talented japanese chef in the kitchen.
          This is now back on my list. I believe the 3-course menu is now 32 euros and that's really worth it.

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            Ptipois RE: Theobroma Nov 28, 2010 03:26 AM

            That is good to now, thanks for this report. Having had disappointing experiences as well, I am glad to read that someone has taken charge of that kitchen.

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