Le Christine Paris (6th)

Checked out La Christine for dinner tonight. It’s tucked away on a quiet street in St Germain. The menu is chef driven with interesting takes on classics like escargot and tomato salad. Overall cute place worth checking out.

Le Christine

Menu

Breaded Escargot, Parsley Coulis, Sweet Garlic & Brown Butter Mousse

“Cassoulet” Raw, Cooked & Confit Tomatoes en Gelée, Burrata & Olives

Mustard Crusted Pork Chop, Peas, Braised Gem Lettuce, Sage Jus

Rib-eye Steak, Grenailles Potatoes, Piment des Vernins Jus

Waffle, Dulce de Leche, Apricots, Gingerbread Ice Cream

Cheese of the day

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Rosé & Pizza on the Seine

Almost 90 degrees and humid today in Paris. To cool off decided to head down to the Seine and grab a cold bottle of rose and a pizza. The pizza wasn’t bad. A little too much cheese, but tasty nonetheless. Also grabbed a quinoa salad to go with the pizza. After dinner we headed over to Berthillon for a scoop of ice cream. Berthillon has the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Better than the gelatos I’ve had in Italy and better than the best San Francisco has to offer.

Pizza Joint

View from our table.

Rosé & Quinoa Salad

Margherita Pizza

Berthillon Ice Cream Stand

Strawberry Sorbet & Gran Marnier Ice Cream

Dessert in the Jardin des Tuileries

After L’As du Fallafel we picked up dessert to go at Yann Couvreur Patisserie in the Marais. Yann is part of the new guard of French pastry chefs. His take on classic desserts are creative and whimsical. Decided to make the Jardin des Tuileries my dining room for dessert. Not a bad view at all.

Cute packaging

Tarte au Citron

Tarte aux Framboises

Room with a view

Fountain

Le Comptoir Paris 6th

Had to pay a visit to Yves Camdeborde’s Le Comptoir in St Germain. Known as the father of the bistronomie movement, Yves’ food is rustic with an emphasis on quality ingredients. I started with the foie gras mi-cuit. The portion was huge and came with a lemon jam. I had this dish my previous visit here and I proclaimed it to be the best foie preparation I’ve had. Well it still is. My wife had the Chanterais melon with Basque ham to start. For mains my wife ordered the Daube of beef cheeks (red wine braised) and I ordered the veal chop with summer squashes, basque peppers & olives. Everything was delicious. A must visit in Paris.

Le Comptoir

Foie Gras Mi-Cuit

Melon with Basque ham

Veal Chop with Squashes, Peppers & Olives

Daube of Beef Cheeks

Allard Paris 6th

Dinner at Alain Ducasse’s Allard tonight. Located in St Germain des Près, Allard was founded in 1932 by Marthe Allard. Alain Ducasse took over the restaurant in 2015, keeping the decor and much of the menu intact. The food is classic bistro fare with fine dining execution. The service feels more like a fine dining Michelin starred restaurant than a neighborhood bistro. Allard has no Michelin Star, yet the food and service are at a higher level than some of the Michelin starred bistros back in the states. Double standard? Everything was delicious. My wife and I shared the Roasted Bourbonnais chicken for our main course.

Allard

Décor

Menu

Bread & Butter

Heritage Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Crostini

Escargot

Roast Bourbonnais Chicken with Sides

Plated

Rum Savarin with Crème Chantilly

Cherries with Kirsch