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stephaniemagill Aug 20, 2013 11:33 AM

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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    Ptipois Aug 20, 2013 01:46 PM

    Try l'Ourcine, it's good.

    1. John Talbott Aug 21, 2013 04:37 AM

      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
        mangeur Aug 21, 2013 11:19 AM

        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
          John Talbott Aug 25, 2013 01:08 AM

          " 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
            mangeur Aug 25, 2013 05:03 PM

            I somehow think that it missed that deadline.

      2. Parigi Aug 25, 2013 06:13 AM

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

        http://www.chow.com/search?q=bouillab...

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        1. re: Parigi
          Delucacheesemonger Aug 25, 2013 07:48 AM

          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
            mangeur Aug 25, 2013 05:04 PM

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

            1. re: mangeur
              Parigi Aug 26, 2013 05:02 AM

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

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          stephaniemagill Sep 4, 2013 06:05 PM

          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.

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