Monday, February 28, 2011

Paris, Day Four

After returning, we went to the Musee d'Orsay to see Impressionist works, and then to Gallery Lafayette for Priya to buy some French face cream. By the evening, we were starving, having not really eaten much all day. Our dinner was at La Régalade Saint-Honoré Bistro and was another incredible meal. This time, we both got the "menu".

At the beginning of the meal, they gave us a loaf of pate as big as a loaf of bread and a jar of cornichons. You eat as much as you want and they take it away when your food comes (presumably to give to the next guest).


Coquilles Saint-Jacques marinees a l'huile d'olive au citron, pistou et copeaux de parmesan (raw scallops with olive oil, lemon, pesto, and parmesan):


Thon rouge mi-cuit au citron confit, carpaccio de betteraves et salade de mache (seared tuna with lemon confit and both raw and cooked beets over mache salad):


Paleron de boeuf cuit lentement, carottes condantes, oignons grelots et champignons comme un bourguignon (beef bourguignon):


Poitrine de cochon fermier moelleuse de chez Ospital, la couenne croustillante, lentilles vertes du Puy cuisinees comme un petit sale (pork belly over French green lentils):


Souffle chaud au Grand Mariner and riz cuit au lait et a la vanille comme le faisait ma grand-mere, caramel laitier (Grand Marnier souffle and rice pudding with vanilla and milk caramel):



The rice pudding really blew the lid off this meal--a softball-sized portion (of course we didn't finish it) that wasn't soupy at all and was leagues beyond any rice pudding we'd ever had. OMG dessert.

1 comment:

uhockey said...

Fantastic - was waxing on whether to visit this spot during our upcoming trip, now I'm sold.