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Aug 25, 2012 02:08 AM

Tintilou, Paris

We enjoyed a good dinner at Tintalou last night. Warm welcome and delightful service. Thoughtfully conceived and executed dishes: calamar with chorizo stuffing, giant whole prawns with Pampol cocos, fresh foie gras with artichoke brandade, superb pigeon with baby stuffed clams over wheat pilauf. A glass of wine and coffees each, no dessert. 85€. Will definitely return.

FWIW, while most guests were French last night, the waitresses spoke perfect English and were happy to discuss cooking, wines as well as the artwork on the walls. A good address for today's modern French cuisine at easy prices.

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  1. I'll second that; it's a really nice place.

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    1. re: John Talbott

      The chef offers private cooking lessons on Saturday mornings and will also sell foie gras to go. My son is an amateur chef and we enjoyed Chef Renard's class which he conducts in the kitchen at Tintilou. Our main was veau chaud-froid; veal tartare and sautéed veal served over black rice.

    2. Tintilou, with two "i".
      Wasn't the chef at the old Carte Blanche ?

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      1. re: Parigi

        "Wasn't the chef at the old Carte Blanche ?"
        Yup, Jean-Francois Renard, is indeed from the Carte Blanche,