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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#101 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 24th, 2019, 8:38 am

Michel Abood wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 7:37 am
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Going to CAM Import/Export this Sunday :) #thesmiths

I took Mike Grammer to Amarante on a Sunday and it was pretty good, iirc.
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I'll strongly support all the recommendations for Clown Bar, as well as the others folks mentioned. Brutos is also on my favorites list for Sunday dining, they do some great grilling there, but it is heavy in natural wines (good ones as well as others, I'll admit).
[wink.gif] BRUTOS Bonjour Kotowski Andrew, Nous avons le plaisir de confirmer votre réservation du jeudi 31 janvier 2019 à 20:00 (4 personnes). [wink.gif]

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#102 Post by Jerry Hey » January 24th, 2019, 4:15 pm

From my one time at Toutain, it's hard to believe it got 2 Michelin stars. Very good food, but the service was so-so as was the wine list. At least I didn't hear any yelling from the kitchen. But I did spent a great night with world famous trumpet soloist extraordinaire Sergei Nakariakov.

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#103 Post by Michel Abood » January 25th, 2019, 5:48 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 8:38 am
Michel Abood wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 7:37 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 3:35 pm
Going to CAM Import/Export this Sunday :) #thesmiths

I took Mike Grammer to Amarante on a Sunday and it was pretty good, iirc.
Hate you. [cheers.gif]

I'll strongly support all the recommendations for Clown Bar, as well as the others folks mentioned. Brutos is also on my favorites list for Sunday dining, they do some great grilling there, but it is heavy in natural wines (good ones as well as others, I'll admit).
[wink.gif] BRUTOS Bonjour Kotowski Andrew, Nous avons le plaisir de confirmer votre réservation du jeudi 31 janvier 2019 à 20:00 (4 personnes). [wink.gif]
That's just mean. [snort.gif]
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#104 Post by Ramon C » January 26th, 2019, 7:18 am

Anybody here lunched at La Comptoir de la Gastronomie? Wife booked it for lunch as am a fan of Southwest foods (casssoulet, duck confit) and our go-to L'Assiette is closed the only day we can.
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#105 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 26th, 2019, 7:32 am

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Anybody here lunched at La Comptoir de la Gastronomie? Wife booked it for lunch as am a fan of Southwest foods (casssoulet, duck confit) and our go-to L'Assiette is closed the only day we can.
I’ve taken a couple of groups there, as the place is well known for their escargot and I had a couple of teams obsessed with ordering it. The restaurant is paired with a store that sells gourmet canned food, so you can bring stuff home if you like it (foie, rilletes, etc). Food itself was pretty good and my visitors were happy, so was a win. It’s highly rated on Yelp.

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#106 Post by Ramon C » January 27th, 2019, 7:42 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 7:32 am
Ramon C wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 7:18 am
Anybody here lunched at La Comptoir de la Gastronomie? Wife booked it for lunch as am a fan of Southwest foods (casssoulet, duck confit) and our go-to L'Assiette is closed the only day we can.
I’ve taken a couple of groups there, as the place is well known for their escargot and I had a couple of teams obsessed with ordering it. The restaurant is paired with a store that sells gourmet canned food, so you can bring stuff home if you like it (foie, rilletes, etc). Food itself was pretty good and my visitors were happy, so was a win. It’s highly rated on Yelp.
Thanks. I hope it works out for us. If it doesn't, there's still the Septime dinner to look forward to that evening.
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#107 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 27th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Always incredible. They have beer, which is a better pairing imho, but I didn’t see it on the menu. Just ask.

BTW - to save you some time, here's their email, which I haven't see published. <camresas@gmail.com>
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#108 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 30th, 2019, 11:48 am

Juvéniles still firing on all cylinders. I called 30 mins ahead as a party of 1 and told them they could stick me in the corner. Margaux laughed and accommodated. 2013 Clape Cornas At 90 euros is dead center in my wheelhouse and I almost started clapping as I powered through my foie.

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#109 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 31st, 2019, 3:51 am

FWIW - I love this lady's site, and she has several of our collective favorites on it. Might consider bookmarking it, as she updates much more frequently than other sites (Paris by Mouth, Leibowitz, etc.) -> http://www.parisfoodaffair.com/new-pari ... wine-bars/

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#110 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » January 31st, 2019, 6:59 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 3:51 am
FWIW - I love this lady's site, and she has several of our collective favorites on it. Might consider bookmarking it, as she updates much more frequently than other sites (Paris by Mouth, Leibowitz, etc.) -> http://www.parisfoodaffair.com/new-pari ... wine-bars/
Only 8 posts in 2018.

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#111 Post by M.Kaplan » January 31st, 2019, 7:19 pm

John Talbott updates his site weekly. Worth a read.

https://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/j ... tts_paris/
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#112 Post by Andrew Kotowski » February 1st, 2019, 2:07 am

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 6:59 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 3:51 am
FWIW - I love this lady's site, and she has several of our collective favorites on it. Might consider bookmarking it, as she updates much more frequently than other sites (Paris by Mouth, Leibowitz, etc.) -> http://www.parisfoodaffair.com/new-pari ... wine-bars/
Only 8 posts in 2018.
Was thinking more in terms of her bulk uploads (i.e. 8 reviews), relative to Paris by Mouth, which was my standard while I was here, but had review quotes for their top X lists dating to like 2010.

For what it's worth, Brutos was hit/miss last night. Food was good, but was not a fan of the wine list to save my life. If you're just visiting, I would not put it on the list :( I'd sooner go to l'Ogre (16th), which has more cuts of meat (not at the higher quality level like Brutos - i.e. Normande, Simmental, etc), a better wine list in my sweet spot (CdR, especially Crozes Hermitage) and usually easier to get a seat at. Only downside is it's not quite as English friendly...

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#113 Post by Michel Abood » February 2nd, 2019, 3:53 am

Dinner last night with Andrew and my British ex-pat buddy Neil at Paul Bert was fantastic. Felt like I was home.

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Andrew loving his Grand Marnier soufflé

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Biggest macaron I ever saw

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Ile flottante because I felt like being 12 again (I usually order cheese not sweets after dinner but this made me change my mind)
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#114 Post by c fu » February 5th, 2019, 10:38 am

aight kiddos

Leaving for France friday

Arrive saturday - immediately head to lunch at La Cagouille

Dinner at Petit Sommelier

sunday
lunch - clown bar or Mr. T (haven't decided yet but have res at both)
dinner - les bons george
Looking to snack at enfants du marche/verre vole during the afternoon

burgundy

come back 13th for dinner at vantre

keeping it simple!
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#115 Post by Peter Kleban » February 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm

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#116 Post by patrick c albright » February 8th, 2019, 3:02 pm

i like verre volle, but i think there are much better choices with your limited time

in terms of wine, it really depends who is on the floor
a couple of times i was taken back into the walk-in cellar and another time it was a whole lot of nothing
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February 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
aight kiddos

Leaving for France friday

Arrive saturday - immediately head to lunch at La Cagouille

Dinner at Petit Sommelier

sunday
lunch - clown bar or Mr. T (haven't decided yet but have res at both)
dinner - les bons george
Looking to snack at enfants du marche/verre vole during the afternoon

burgundy

come back 13th for dinner at vantre

keeping it simple!
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#117 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » February 8th, 2019, 5:45 pm

patrick c albright wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 3:02 pm
i like verre volle, but i think there are much better choices with your limited time

in terms of wine, it really depends who is on the floor
a couple of times i was taken back into the walk-in cellar and another time it was a whole lot of nothing
c fu wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
aight kiddos

Leaving for France friday

Arrive saturday - immediately head to lunch at La Cagouille

Dinner at Petit Sommelier

sunday
lunch - clown bar or Mr. T (haven't decided yet but have res at both)
dinner - les bons george
Looking to snack at enfants du marche/verre vole during the afternoon

burgundy

come back 13th for dinner at vantre

keeping it simple!
Note fu is going there for snacks, apparently unchaperoned by the wife.

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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#118 Post by Michel Abood » February 19th, 2019, 6:54 am

I just got back from 3 weeks in France and had some amazing meals (shocking, I know). Favorite places included:

-Shu (Kushiage style literal underground hole in the wall - it was an old coal storage basement, Chef is NY-born, CA-raised, and worked in Tokyo and Paris before opening this in 2009): http://restaurant-shu.com/
-Enfants du Marche (last stall where Chef Masahide Ikuta and French partner Mika have teamed up to create fantastic dishes paired with bright natural wines): https://lesenfantsdumarche.fr/
-CAM Export/Import (quickly becoming a classic go-to on each of my trips):
-Paul Bert (OK, traditional but always a good meal)
-Aux Deux Amis (also another go-to for each of my trips due to consistently inventive and delicious fare accompanied by great wine list - mostly natural but well-chosen for the most part): https://www.facebook.com/Aux-Deux-Amis-120307971356817/

There are pics on my Instagram account but I have no idea how to link them here aside from sharing the account: https://www.instagram.com/vinotas_selections/

Also, we had a beautifully inventive lunch in, of all places, Courteron, Champagne (it's rare that countryside places are open at this time of year), while visiting Champagne Fleury, at a place called Le Garde Champetre. It's run by an Australian, Matt Robertson, with another Aussie and a German sous-chef, with a French hostess. The food is all locally-sourced, and the wine list is from the folks who run Semilly and Freddy's. If you're in the area, it's a must-visit: http://legardechampetre.fr/
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#119 Post by Corey N. » February 19th, 2019, 7:26 am

Michel Abood wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 6:54 am
-CAM Export/Import (quickly becoming a classic go-to on each of my trips):
CAM was very good. It reminded be a lot of Atoboy in NYC, though I think the latter is a touch more refined.
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Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

#120 Post by Michael Klein » February 22nd, 2019, 8:24 am

From my recent trip, highlights include:

- L'Assiette - thank you to WB for the recs here. Cassoulet was epic. Creme caramel desert was also epic. Perfect meal for a winter night in Paris.
- Septime - amazing. Venison entree was fantastic.
- Septime La Cave - I was here twice. Very fun natural wine bar across/owned by Septime.
- Danico - Inside Daroco - great cocktail spot and small bites.

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