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Aug 20, 2013 11:33 AM

Last minute Paris dinner suggestions?

I'll be in Paris this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and don't have dinner plans for Saturday yet and was hoping to go to L'ami Jean but they are closed for August. Their message suggests L'oursine. Any other suggestions?

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  1. Try l'Ourcine, it's good.

    1. Let us know if it's good. My last meal there with a food writer many of us know, was not; his pigeon was desert dry.

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      1. re: John Talbott

        It is interesting that L'AJ recommended L'Ourcine. L'O has been closed for renovation for some time. It should go on our list again since it was once a favorite.

        I hope, John, that your friend's pigeon was an aberration. Pigeon has always been my order there and it always knocked other kitchen's attempts off the playing field.

        1. re: mangeur

          " L'Ourcine. L'O has been closed for renovation for some time"
          Leafing through my A Nous Paris's I saw that in their next to last issue in June they say L'Ourcine wiould re-open July 9th.

          1. re: John Talbott

            I somehow think that it missed that deadline.

      2. Check out all the instances, just on this board!,where
        Bouillabaisse, Mediterranean fish stew
        Bouillabaise, Boiled F*ck

        3 Replies
        1. re: Parigi

          LOL.You've said it before and makes me giggle everytime you say it as well as everytime l see it in print.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Hoot, yes. Howl, indeed. But giggle, no, I've never seen you do that.

            1. re: mangeur

              Oops, my comment actually belongs to the mistranslation thread. OK, back to my Boiled F*ck lunch...

        2. Thanks for the input. I did end up eating at L'Ourcine during my trip and am happy to say that the pigeon was not dry at all. It was moist with lovely crispy skin; very well prepared. The entire meal was delicious, dessert included. Kudos to the kitchen for the lovely amuse-bouche of cardoon or artichoke soup, not sure which, but it was great. I would definitely recommend a return trip.