Found France

I was doing a little cleaning on my computer and I came across some restaurant reviews I wrote when I was in Paris in November 2002. In case you'll be heading over there sometime soon, I repost them for you. And for myself, since they bring back such nice memories for me. Apparently it's "Reminisces and Nostalgia" week at megnut.

Les 3
3, rue Saint Croix de la Bretonnerie (Marais)
Paris, 75004

Another amazing dinner at Les 3 around the corner from our house. This place was recommended by Gil, who's a chef and whose apartment we're renting. He was not wrong about this place. More au current than Le Colimaçon and similar to something one would find in San Francisco, the food was spectacular. I started with a cream of chestnut soup, accompanied by a slice of fois gras on toast (YUM!) and then had rouget in a sauce of some sort and a side of potatoes gratinee. Wow. So good….chestnuts are my new favorite thing. I'm going to buy a little bag of roasted ones to try out soon from the guys that sell them on the corner. Was going to today in the cold rain but forgot. Will report on how they taste soon. Expect most reports from France to be about food and nothing else. Musee d'Orsay was good, but you would have expected that.

Ginette de la Côte d'Azur
101, rue Caulaincourt (Montmartre)
75018, Paris

Very nice lunch in a stylish café in Montmartre. While the entrees (English entrees) were fairly expensive, and much more than we wanted to spend for lunch, the salads and omelettes were priced more reasonably and were delicious. I had an omelette provençcal which was filled with wonderful cooked veggies like red peppers, eggplant, and zucchini. It was served with some nice red leaf lettuce dressed lightly in a simple vinaigrette. A glass of red wine bouch du Rhône accompanied. 21.30 euros for two.