Being in Paris means opening our culinary trip with a tried and tested family favorite. Relais de Venise is the benchmark for l’Entrecote (‘steak and frites’) in Paris. It remains the only place that locals queue nightly in order to be seated for dinner. All you must know is “seignant, a point or bien cuit” in this gastronmical wonderland, where your only choice is desert (well wine too, but the house red is one on the better in Paris) and cafe types, if you have room. In the Maillot area it is a short walk from the metro or a nice 15 min jaunt from Etoile/Arc de Triomphe.
If it is a great artisan sandwich you are looking for, try lunch at the hip Cosi in the 6ieme. Their chalkboard menu contains a feast of choices, none of which will disapoint.
Canard, duck, however you call it, Mrs CWG is the queen of the fatty little bird. Once in Paris her heart turns to eating as much of it as possible! We tried ‘Il etait une oie dans le sud ouest’ last night, a place famous for it’s fois gras. The missus’ confit was outstanding while my magret (breast) was delightful. The house Bordeaux was a perfect compliment, rich with a full body and good fruit. While no pictures of the bottle were taken (we had a carafe) I did however capture the tables in an image, notice something unusual??
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