Les Premices in the 9th is a place we've found to provide some of the most consistently sumptuous food that can be found on the planet. We invited a couple, one of whom has written more cookbooks than there are Right Bank arrondissements, to join us before I had to return to the E-U for my musclo-skeletal issues. We all independently had taken a look at the 36 euro 3-course "menu" of the day and decided that it was a winner; but of course we started off with a fine Bordeaux and an amuse of micro'd herbs and veggies that set the stage.
So, a series of surprising dishes appeared:
- a velvety pureed soup of mushrooms and duck foie gras (AMAZING!)
- melt-in-the-mouth slices of milk-fed leg of lamb (outstanding product!) with its own sauce . The vegetable, which none of us were familiar with was a root of chervil - never had it before, it was very good!
- a wonderful, creamy slice of Brie de Meaux with a truffle center, and
- two small King's cakes with almond ice cream.
Our bill, with 2 bottled waters, 2 Bordeaux, fine bread, 3 coffees and one tea - was 256.50 E or 128.25 E a couple.