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Escargot

Hi, We are excited about our trip Paris to Champagne area to Beaune and Burgundy area and Alsace area.
Please recommend the restaurants for the BEST Escargot!!!!!
I know the websites, I would like personal recommendations please.

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  1. what time of year? Escargot is a fall-winter dish, and anything you get right now will have been frozen.

    1. Hi, I know we had escargot in France last July.
      What I am asking if anyone had amazing escargot in the Burgundy area, and what restaurant? Thank you, J

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      1. re: buchja

        To make certain they are fresh and from France, best try the marchés des producteurs.

      2. I wondered how your trip was to Paris in July 2013 - I see you posted eight times for advice about certain restaurants and wondered how you found them when you visited and if you had tried any others whilst you were I town - it would be great to have your personal recommendations based on your last visit.

        1. Hi ,we went to the Loire Vally and Paris in July.
          Loved the castles and had a picnic lunch on the grounds of one of the castles. Loved the restaurant,Auberge du Bon Laboureur in Chenonceaux-expensive but wonderful.
          In Paris I love the restaurant in the Musee d'Orsay for atmosphere and lunch. We sat at Cafe de Flore for wine, bread and soup onion and people watched for a few hours and that was great. Maisone de La Lozere was good, more of a less expensive hearty dinner. I enjoyed the food at Chez Fernand,but it was crowded and noisy. Le Reminent was hard to find, the a la carte menus was wonderful but the Prix Fixe menus was terrible, it was slightly snobbish there and a long wait for a less crowed restaurant at lunch. I was surprised to enjoy Maison Blanche as much as I did, but only if you sit outside on the terrace with a view! All the champagne and wine , perfect night, may have influenced me, but the 5 course dinner was delicious!
          We are going back, do you know of La Petite Rose de Sables??? We need a good place to eat on a Sunday/Monday

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          1. re: buchja

            Thank you so much for reporting back. It is always nice to get an update of the scene.

            In Burgundy, I have had good escargots at everyone's fave: Ma Cuisine. The escargots are not big, but tasty.
            If you are going to Provence, the Ferme-auberge Au Bon Grès in Ménerbes, not that far from Sablet, is an escargot farm. It makes and sells many different escargot dishes, all very good. I remember it also serves very nice farm-fresh meals a couple days of the week.

            1. re: Parigi

              Hi, loved this thread on Escargots!!!
              Paris no star wonderful restaurant in Paris that John Talbott and you like so much please!!!!

              1. re: buchja

                "Paris no star wonderful restaurant in Paris that John Talbott and you like so much please!!!!"
                Could you clarify please; are you asking for established restaurants that we like that don't have a star (for example Spring) or those that have recently opened and will not be listed until the 2015 edition (like others)?

                1. re: John Talbott

                  I read an old post that Parigi said that there is a favorite restaurant that John Talbott will not let me give out the name, so I thought that is where I want to go.

                  Also for another suggestion, I love lamb it you have a recommendation
                  .
                  How do you feel about 110 Tallivent ??
                  Merci, JB

                  1. re: John Talbott

                    Oh, I was not thinking!!!! You are so wonderful giving advise and sharing your experiences. I and made a mistake with my last post to you. I am so grateful for all of your generous sharing of your thoughts and advise.
                    I am so sorry about my post .I made a mistake!!!
                    Please accept my apologies. JB

                  2. re: buchja

                    Mine would be
                    - Chez L'Ami Jean of course
                    - Saturne (or does it have a star?)
                    - Abri

                    1. re: Parigi

                      Thank you !!!!
                      I read an old post that Parigi said that there is a favorite restaurant that John Talbott will not let me give out the name, so I thought that is where I want to go.
                      Unfortunately we will be in Paris only Sunday and Monday

                      1. re: buchja

                        buchja, just listen to Parigi and book at Saturne for your Monday dinner.

                        1. re: buchja

                          Ahhh, the restaurant that dare not speak its name, lol.
                          But John has repeatedly assured me that the fatwa had been lifted.

                2. Lameloise in Chagny is a place to have excellent snails.

                  Escargots are nearly always made from canned snails, so the season doesn't really matter. The trick is to make them from good canned snails and to make decent beurre persillé.
                  Oh, and the name of the dish is plural. It is escargots, not escargot.

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                  1. re: Ptipois

                    Oh thank you for the recommendation but for all of the good information about canned snails and that the dish is plural~ very helpful, Merci

                    1. re: Ptipois

                      "...the name of the dish is plural. It is escargots, not escargot."

                      Never knew this. Many thanks.

                        1. re: yakionigiri

                          I think I get it. As in uno spaghetto, gli spaghetti.

                          1. re: mangeur

                            Right. Final consonants are normally silent in French, so "escargot" and "escargots" sound the same; there are a bunch of them in the dish, though, so "escargots."

                            1. re: mangeur

                              Right. Unless they're from Subsaharan Africa and as big as cider bowls, you rarely eat only one.