My regular readers will recall a superb meal last year with Matt and Chris at Frenchie, just above rue Montorgueil. It’s a hard reservation to get, but after several tries Jared W and I were able to snag a table at the last minute for Wednesday at 6:30 pm. The atmosphere and welcome were as warm as ever.
This year three wonderful women took the place of last year’s handsome male waiters, but the service was just as delightful. Oh and did I mention the food? It was different from last year yet had the same qualities: visual beauty on the plate; creative combinations of ingredients, flavors and textures; and many transcendent moments where one closed one’s eyes to focus entirely on the sensual experience. I got the wine paring — which was excellent (if a tad expensive at 50 euros) — and Jared had two fine glasses, along with sips of the paired wines. Without more ado, let the food porn begin!
I’m afraid I missed a course somewhere in here. We both just gobbled it up without thinking about you-all. Sorry!
Not cheap, but kind of a bargain at 74 euros prix fixe for food. The restaurant is listed on The Fork, but I could never complete a reservation there. I recommend emailing firstname.lastname@example.org instead. What a great meal!