PARIS 2011- MY FAVORITE FOOD THINGS
Potato Galette-l'Ami Louis
Cotes du Boeuf-l'Ami Louis
Agneau Epaule-l'Ami Louis
Soupe des Homard-l'Ami Jean
Petancle Saute-l'Ami Jean
Pagnol loaf of bread-Du Pains et Les Idees
Pains des Alpages-Mayer
Rhubarb stew dessert-La Petrelle
Frisee, vieux Comte, poitrine fume lardon-Mine
Coucou de Rennes Blanquet-Souphie
Thon ventreche-Le Cinq
Tea-Prepared by Ptipois at Parigi's
Macaron-Patissierie in Treigny
Cannot pick my single fav, only got down to five and could not eliminate any more.
DCM, I like your premise, favorite "food things" experienced in Paris. If you are opening it up to the hoi-polloi I have still not found a chicken dish that I favored over the Poularde de Bresse en Vessie at the Bristol under Eric Frechon...it survived the 2nd testing a couple of years apart.
A long of list of delights, bravo.
1. Am surprised le gruyère d'alpage is not on it.
2. The way Pti prepared the tea ! I should have filmed it. It was Feng Huang Dan Cong 鳳凰單樅, an earthy oolong (green). I'd say there is a window of about 15 seconds when infusion is optimal. Not to mention that the water temperature for greens is another level of pain in the ass. In short it takes a multitasking tea gourmet like Pti to to make that good a tea . I remember we were all jaws-dropped speechless.