Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boo in Paris - The Rest

Here's a little round up of the rest of our recent Paris trip for Bel's birthday. 

It has to start with the finest cheeseboard I've ever seen in a restaurant, Chez Casimir's selection which was one of the culinary highlights of the trip.  We were left alone with it for about 10 minutes and did some serious damage.

Here we also had probably the sweetest service of the weekend here, they chaps really made us feel welcome.  Brilliant mains too, the iberico pork with polenta;

And the lamb shanks with vegetables served in individual casserole dishes.  We had 4 courses for €32, an absolute bargain. 

The confit fennel with citrus sorbets was the best received dessert, not too sure about the logo though...

We were all really eager to try L'as du Falafel in the Marais because everyone knows that they serve the best falafs in Paris.  They didn't disappoint and we all ordered the classic pitta special which for €7.50 comes packed full with falafel, aubergines and salad. 

The accompanying sauces are nice too providing an additional kick, red and green chilli to choose from.  It's really relaxed and they have a little window out front for take away orders. 

We had some nice food but surly service at Cafe Constant but I really enjoyed the ox cheek bourguignon with carrot and potato (€14), so I thought it worth a mention.  

The plate du fromage was laughable though, 2 huge hunks of the same cheese and they couldn't wait to get us out of there as we'd arrived pretty late (having struggled to find anywhere open on a Sunday night).

We also picked up some brilliant baguette from a little bakery on Rue André del Sarte (thanks for the recommendation Benj), had nice late night drinks in the conservatory of Hotel Amour to see in Bel's actual birthday and fell in love with the baked goods from Maison Kayser, the pistachio financiers are seriously good.

Chez Casimir
6 Rue de Belzunce, 

Cafe Constant
139 Rue Saint-Dominique

L'as du Falafel
34 Rue des Rosiers