Thursday, January 1, 2009

Paris -- Accolades for Two Bistros


I went to this wonderful little bistro in a far-flung part of the 17th arrondissement in December. It was my second visit, and the second time I had their spectacular salad of pig ears (oreilles de cochon) and mache with grainy mustard vinaigrette (see picture). The rest of the food - fish and meat - is also very good, and the value (rapport qualité-prix) is extraordinary: a three-course menu for 32 euros, two courses for 28. L'Accolade is at 23, rue Guillaume-Tell, Métro Porte-de-Champerret or Pereire, 01 42 67 12 67.
Les Fougères

My wife and I also returned to an upscale bistro that I had been to before, also in the 17th, called Les Fougères, and had an excellent meal. They have a very good menu for 35 euros, but there are only two appetizers and two mains to choose from. This suited me fine, and I had a really good slow-cooked pork belly, which resembled the Japanese black pork. My wife chose a dove (palombe) from the a la carte selection and was more than pleased. Les Fougères, 10, rue Villebois-Mareuil, Métro Ternes, 01 40 68 78 66.

Bobby Jay

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