La Mère Michéle (7th)

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It’s our last night in Paris, so we decided to check out a small restaurant around the corner from our studio that is always busy for dinner, La Mère Michéle. To start we ordered the bacon wrapped figs stuffed with goat cheese and the aspic of beef vinaigrette. The figs were roasted and contrasted well with the salty bacon and tart goat cheese. The aspic of beef was delicious! It reminded me of Jambon Persillé, the famous ham terrine of Burgundy. For mains we ordered the roasted salmon with chorizo & roasted vegetables and the roasted Iberico pork shoulder with polenta & piquillo peppers. The salmon was perfectly cooked with a nice flavor from the Spanish chorizo. The Iberico pork was tender and moist with a drizzle of balsamic to give it a nice acid kick. The polenta was tasty too. For dessert we had the Molten chocolate cake with Gianduja ice cream and the strawberry tartare with pistachio & basil. The molten cake was textbook perfect with a good quality Gianduja ice cream. The strawberry tartare was a fun play off of the classic beef tartare. When they first brought it I thought it was beef tartare. The strawberries were ripe and fragrant with a nice herbal note from the basil. To drink we ordered a carafe of of the house white which was a Sauvignon blanc/ Viognier blend from Languedoc. Our dinner at La Mère Michéle was the perfect ending to our food journey here in France.
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Bacon wrapped figs stuffed with goat cheese

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Aspic of beef vinaigrette

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Roasted salmon with chorizo and veggies

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Roasted Iberico pork shoulder with polenta & piquillo peppers

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Molten chocolate cake with Gianduja ice cream

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Strawberry tartare with pistachio & basil

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