When the New York Times published that dreadful article on how Paris cuisine was saved by non-French chefs my heart seized. Had the author ever lived here?, who was he?, and why was he making sure none of us who patronize places like Les Enfants Rouges or Spring or those of the talented James Henry, would be able to ever get in to any of them again? I guess you gotta sell newspapers. But 5 of us who have loved Les Enfants Rouges since it turned over a few months ago, reserved and went and except for two tables, it seems to be yet unsullied by fellow pesky Yankees or their brethern.
So whipping thru it:
- An amuse bouche of a soup of mushrooms of Paris with cream of garlic
- Then starters
- Some asparagus with herbed fromage blanc
- Mackerel with acidulated raw veggies (pretty damn top-top)
- A soup of green asparagus with tapioca and nuts
- Mains of
- Farm chicken with morilles
- Scallops with endives and bacon
- A brandade of haddock
- A pomme of foie gras with morilles in cream - YESSSSS.
- And desserts of
- Alpine strawberries with fromage blanc and
- Alpine strawberries with mascarpone.
Our bill, with some suppliments (for the foie gras, fair enough), one bottled water, two bottles of wines and 4 coffees, was 256 E, thus 102.66 E a couple.