Paris – This was one of my favorites during my Paris visit.
We walked up to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur and then back into “St. Georges quartier, 9th arrondissement”. If you fancy an apero walk through “rue des Martyrs”.
The place and the food in “Le Bon Georges” were as the name already says…”très bon” and much better.
The menu is not big but they serve the special meat of the white cows “Boeuf Polmard” (Blonde d’Aquitaine cattle, similar to Charolais which is more known) and they serve it strictly “Bleu (raw)” or “Saignant (medium rare)” because anything else would be a sin. We had steak hacké, similar to a hambuger and carpaccio…..just delicious.
This time, I have to mention the wine as well. Normally, I prefer Spanish or Italian wines, but this Côte-Rôtie (Montez) was just excellent and also in combination with the meat…I hope to find it in a near cellar soon.
Millefeuille of crab
The wine….great recommendation
Steak hacke and Carpaccio
Paris – For our first evening I chose a restaurant I found in a magazine….and I guess some other too 😉
The visit in a nutshell: Loud, narrow, friendly, French food, tourist guests, simple and relaxed
This might not sound too positive but we enjoyed every minute and the snails were maybe the best I ever had and the “steak frites” are really good.
If you go: be prepared to sit almost on the lap of your neighbor and train your voice to be able to communicate with your “vis-à-vis”.
You have to book a table, but be careful there are many restaurants that almost have the same name. This is on “rue du Mail”.
Steak frites and Ris de veau (sweetbread)
Paris – For Sunday evening I wanted to surprise my hubby with a restaurant I knew from my last year’s visit to Paris. It was recommended by a Parisian friend and has probably one of the most beautiful views over the Eiffel tower.
The restaurant is located inside the museum de l’homme (museum of mankind) and has a beautiful terrace. Unfortunately, a kind of small summer thunderstorm started, just when we arrived and it was just pouring down.
But luckily we got a table at the window and enjoyed the view anyhow. If you plan a trip to Paris maybe you should know that every single night at 10 p.m. there is a 5 minute light show around the Eiffel tower and it is worth watching it not only for the Romantic people among us.
The food is also quite good and service very professional, book your table in advance and insist on a table with view.
Eiffel tower – view from boat trip
Noisette (espresso macchiato)
Paris – We spent a long weekend in Paris and a friend recommended this Alsatian restaurant in brasserie style to me.
The weather was really hot and so we were “for once” happy to be inside in the air conditioned restaurant. The spacious and high rooms are spectacular and the main room has a glass ceiling (cupola style) with beautiful colors that gives the special atmosphere.
The food was excellent. Actually, we just wanted to go for a light lunch, but the menu was so tempting so we were even persuaded by the very nice waiter for a small dessert….picture shows it all.
Goats cheese with honey
Fresh oysters and half crab
“Small” lobster salad