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Friday, May 11, 2012

A Great Little Left Bank Restaurant

The street corners on the main thorughfares in Paris are filled with nice and expensive bistros, wine bars, brasseries and cafes. But for dinner on our first day we wanted to find a small cozy authentic French restaurant off the beaten track a little, not so expensive, but where the food is excellent. A little research on line and Jim came up with Au Pied Du Fouet on the Rue Saint Benoit in Saint Germain Des Pres, the neighborhood where we are staying. We hit the culinary jackpot. We started with a lovely light potato and carrot soup. Then for entrees we enjoyed an avocado and smoked salmon salad and a cucumber and baby prawns salad. For main courses Dan had a sweet, tender and moist Turbot in a delicious reduction sauce and Jim had tasty sauteed chicken livers both served with scrumptious home made mashed potatoes. Deserts included a lovely creamy chocolate tarte and a dish of marron (chestnut) creme, a most unusual sauce something like apple sauce only made our of chestnuts. We ordered the featured wine, a tasty Burgundy, and the meal was accompanied by an continual supply of freah, hot French bread. What a meal! ...And the tab? Only 60 Euros for everything, about as much as we paid for a light lunch earlier in the day. We can't wait to do some additional exploring of some of the many small bistros on the side streets of Paris.

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