Friday, May 21, 2010

Things I Ate in Paris: Day One (con't)

Dinner at Itineraires

Another lovely option for a prix-fixe meal. But you also have the option of choosing how many courses (from one to three) you would like.

Clam Salad
This came with thinly saved rounds of white mushroom and fennel fronds. I had never had a combination like this before. It was tastier than the white, bland-looking presentation might suggest.

Toasted Foie Gras in Broth
Wow. This was amazing. It was like eating a rich buttery piece of toast.

Halibut with a mustard/hollandaise sauce
A very delicately cooked piece of fish. I think it retained its tenderness through poaching.

Fish of the day with Broad Beans in broth
Another beautiful piece of fish (again unidentified because of language) soaking up the saltiness of the broth.

Suckling Pig with "kimchi" and French Fries
This was extremely flavorful and soft. The chunky fries were crispy and a great match to the meat. The cabbage was slightly spicy and the whole dish was topped with tempura parsley.

My favorite was the hard cheese in the middle. But I'm not a huge fan of stinky cheeses.

Rhubarb Tart with Caramel Sauce
The pastry shell was buttery and flaky and the caramel sauce was outstanding; it wasn't too sweet and in fact paired well with the cheese as well.

Strawberries with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and meringue
This was the best dessert I've had in a long time. The strawberries were sweet and the full-fat cream satisfyingly delicious. The thin walls of baked multi-colored meringue seemed like they were different flavors, but I was unable to detect the differences.

1 comment:

  1. Why no shout out to me for suggesting the strawberry dessert?!