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#16 splinky

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:36 PM

Looks like I might be doing the poultry tour of Paris. Not a bad idea actually. Thank you both.

taillevent had a kick ass chicken and morel dish


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#17 joethefoodie

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:52 PM

I had a lamb dish last night at Clown Bar that rocked. All crispy skin, little bones, and tender lamb...wow.  Made that hogget I had at St. John take 2nd or 3rd place for lamb.

 

Chez La Vieille was fun, delicious and probably really fattening. Talk about a classic blanquette de veau. But like we needed the rabbit kidneys on toast, veal tete, extra oysters, etc. (that's my COMP DISCLOSURE). And a little birdie told us Daniel is moving back to Paris.

 

Our 8/10 "place" meal (one of each) at Kitchen Gallerie Bis was better than expected - there was a pasta dish in there that put to shame most pasta dishes at restaurants in my city, And a foie soup, and a veal tartare, and lots of spice. Quite lovely.



#18 GerryOlds

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:33 AM

So Clown Bar is still worth going to without Sota there? And any word on who took over?



#19 joethefoodie

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:10 PM

I can't compare it to when Sota was there; all I can say is the food was pretty darn good.



#20 joethefoodie

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

Looks like one can eat well (now) in Paris for under $25 - according to Alex Lobrano.

 

While we haven't gotten to that low dollar amount yet, we did eat at Aux Bons Crus, and had a nice meal - my steak frites was good, Sig Eater's Oeufs mayo and stuffed cabbage was just fine.  Along with a nice $35 bottle of wine.



#21 voyager

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

These new 'bouillons" are (or may be) a boon for local workers and those on a really threadbare budget.   But when you factor cost of international travel, lodging and transportation abroad, and the availability of alternatively inexpensive food, I can't convince myself they're a great deal.    They DO make good copy and, yes, will be filling.   I doubt they would pass MFF muster or demands.  

 

I can go to any number of good cafe's or small bistros and order a starter, main, glass of wine and get out for around $25.    Joe's Au Bon Crus is a good example.


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#22 joethefoodie

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

    Joe's Au Bon Crus is a good example.

Our total bill was around 77€. 

 

2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert, 2 glasses of white and a bottle of red (actually a nice 2015 Beaujolais).

 

The real plus was the place was packed and we were the only identifiable non-locals in attendance.



#23 Orik

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:41 PM

Looks like one can eat well (now) in Paris for under $25 - according to Alex Lobrano.

 

While we haven't gotten to that low dollar amount yet, we did eat at Aux Bons Crus, and had a nice meal - my steak frites was good, Sig Eater's Oeufs mayo and stuffed cabbage was just fine.  Along with a nice $35 bottle of wine.

 

I think we all know the cost of doing business in Paris and what that means you're getting for $25.


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#24 Rich

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:47 PM

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#25 joethefoodie

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:14 AM

 

Looks like one can eat well (now) in Paris for under $25 - according to Alex Lobrano.

 

While we haven't gotten to that low dollar amount yet, we did eat at Aux Bons Crus, and had a nice meal - my steak frites was good, Sig Eater's Oeufs mayo and stuffed cabbage was just fine.  Along with a nice $35 bottle of wine.

 

I think we all know the cost of doing business in Paris and what that means you're getting for $25.

 

 

Better fruit and vegetables than in NYC?

 

Lower profit margin on less expensive French wines?



#26 Orik

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

More like Arby's
sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#27 voyager

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:34 PM

No, more like Foxface.

It's not my circus,

not my monkeys.


#28 Orik

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:45 PM

Foxface sit down three course in Paris would be more. It's really easy to figure out the cost of putting your butt in a seat, having food being placed in front of you, dishes washed, etc. so you can tell there's nothing left for food.
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#29 voyager

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:07 PM

Indeed.   But there are still holdouts.   One of our best meals in November was at a startup manned by a single chef/dishwasher and his wife.   He could, of course, just be as husband often suggests, just buying himself a job and won't last, but these places do exist and thrive until burned out.

 

eta Daniel Rose started exactly like this.

 

You have to discover and go early.   Don't expect a free lunch forever.   These guys get discovered and backing, resulting in linens and flowers and hostesses and quadrupled prices with no improvement in food quality.


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#30 Orik

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:20 PM

Oh, of course. But we're talking about mass market ventures here, not hipster or mom & pop operations.
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