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Apr 2, 2011 06:46 AM

Where to get a good whole roast chicken in Paris?

I'm looking for a good whole roasted chicken with seasoning. Does anyone know a good place in Paris, preferably near Marais? The seasoning is the important thing. I've found unseasoned birds, but I want something that I can just take out and eat.

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  1. What do you call "seasoning"?

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    1. re: Ptipois

      Is there such a thing as a Kosher rotisserie where they would brine the birds first?

    2. Are you talking street market type or restaurant type?

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        street type rotisserie. Seasoning meaning the bird is at least salted. Anything and everything else on it is great. I'm not picky. Just any type of embellishment.

        I've only found rotisserie chicken straight with not even salt. I know it exists in Paris, but where?

        1. re: david t.

          All rôtisserie chickens are salted before roasting. If you found one that wasn't, it probably means that the rôtisseur was in love.
          In addition to salt, some usually get a generous rubbing of black pepper and herbes de Provence. Halal butchers rub them with Maghrebi or Turkish spice mixes. That's about how seasoned you'll get them.

          1. re: david t.

            Very funny Ptipois. My favs are at R Lenoir marche on Thurs and Sun. On the left side away from the Bastille almost at the far end. They also let you pick a bird at various degrees of domeness, as most are too cooked for me at the street market sites. Also rabbits and the great potatoes underneath being cooked with the drippings.

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Now rabbit roasted on a spit, very brown and crispy, can be a marvellous thing. Have you tried one?

              1. re: Ptipois

                that sounds good. thats for the suggestions. I'll have to go to bastille tomorrow.

                1. re: david t.

                  Pls report back pls !
                  Ever since my Chicken Man (same name on my speed dial) up and left for Beijing to seek fame and fortune, leaving his fan club (including Laidback, Porthos and us) broken-hearted, I have been tempted finally to be unfaithful to that salaud and go seek out DCM's Chicken Man at Richard Lenoir...