Monday, February 28, 2011

Paris, Day Three (Things Start To Get Awesome)

The next day, we got a late start, and began by walking over to the Jewish area on Rue de Rosiers. We had lunch at the famed L'As du Fallafel. We had a beef merguez sausage appetizer and inexpensive falafel sandwiches that were very good and very stuffed, though perhaps with a bit too much cabbage:

We had dinner at Cafe Constant, one of four restaurants on the same block run by Christian Constant. I don't know if it was actually amazing or if I just perceived it as such because it was our first excellent Paris dinner out, but it really blew me away.

Oeufs mimosa comme autrefois (old-style devilled eggs):

Terrine de foie gras de canard maison, pain de mie toaste (duck foie gras):

Vollaile "Patte Bleue"" rotie au beurre d'herbes, pommes Grenaille rissolees ("Patte Bleu" roast chicken with herby butter and pan-fried new potatoes):

Tete, langue, et cervielle de veau croustillante, pommes vapeur, sauce gribiche (Head, tongue, and brains of veal). This was sooo good; the head was cooked in an almost scrapple-like slab and when I bit it it instantly coated the inside of my mouth with fattiness:

Ile flotante, a puff of meringue floating in caramel:

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