Last week, the momma, Fab and I went to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. It is one of those little gems of a restaurant where the food is indulgent and so delicious. The ingredients are fresh and the menu options rotate for seasonal fare. It is charmingly decorated, and if you sit out on the patio, you have a delightful view of Notre-Dame cathedral. You would think that a restaurant with this caliber of cooking would have an impossible reservation list. Yet it remains mostly obscure to the Parisian foodie palate. But friends, if you are looking for a nice, calm place to take out of town guests or you just want a great steak-frites with an amazing peppercorn sauce, Le Tournebièvre is your place.
|Frisée salad with poached egg, garlic croutons, and lardons|
No, this place doesn't do crazy, newfangled things. There is no real molecular cooking going on behind the doors. It is simple, French cuisine that packs amazing flavor. And I am all about going back to basics. Escargot, raviolis with artichoke and basil, frisée salad with a poached egg and lardons. The chef does an incredible job with presentation and cooking. He really loves to make delicious food for his guests.
|Steak-frites with the best pepper sauce you've ever put on your tongue.|
|Ze duck with potatoes and cherry tomatoes|
|Moelleux au chocolat & caramel, glace vanille, pistaches|
65, quai de la Tournelle
75005 Paris - Métro Maubert-Mutualité
Lunch and dinner; closed Sunday evenings and Monday