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balex

Member Since 25 May 2006
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In Topic: Paris Bistros, Restos

19 October 2018 - 05:40 PM

For the record, can I assume you chose Botanique's street level restaurant and not the upstairs dining room?


Correct ; but I think only the ground floor was in use that evening , at least no one seemed to be going upstairs.

In Topic: Paris Bistros, Restos

18 October 2018 - 06:23 AM

Botanique was a good recommendation Ppois, thanks.
Good wine list, very technically correct and delicious food.
I had a terrific pigeon with a really first class sauce, perfect cuisson on the crown which had been roasted with smoky herbs, legs kind of confit separately.

Something strange about the lighting or the way the tables are laid out though ..

In Topic: Paris Bistros, Restos

10 October 2018 - 08:30 PM

What’s a good Monday evening choice near the Marais ? Decent but informal.

In Topic: Joel Robuchon

20 August 2018 - 06:15 PM

Its not exactly a secret that the ratio is a lot higher than the version in the Patricia Wells cookbook. 4:1:1 gives a delicious purée which does not taste like the version at LAtelier, at least in London.

In Topic: Joel Robuchon

20 August 2018 - 04:51 PM

500 potato, 250 butter, 250 milk was a bit thick and too buttery, so I put more milk in and fractionally less butter in the final version. I used a ricer which did require a tamis after to get a good texture. With a leg of lamb and some disappointing Haut Brion.

But, in a home environment, I prefer a less rich purée that I can eat a lot more of. If it is course number 6 its a different story of course.