A Fun Experience

A friend and I were exploring the area around rue Montorgueil and she took me in to look at a restaurant, le Comptoir de la Gastronomie, which not only served food but also sold food items. They have ravioli stuffed with foie gras which draws a lot of people. It has a great interior as well.

One shot of the interior.

Another view.

This little place was right across the street. As we were exiting the restaurant, my friend saw a girl eating what looked like really good panna cotta and commented on it and then told them of another place that had even better. The couple, a father and daughter who turned out to be from Amsterdam, asked more questions and my friend had so much information-she’s a foodie-that they asked us to sit down and have a glass of wine so we did and had a really delightful conversation with them. They were so much fun that when they invited us to share a meal with them the next evening, we accepted. People who love food often make instant connections. I love food and trying new places but am no gourmet by any means but I’m game for new experiences.

We passed this interesting entrance as we walked to the bus stop with an Agnes B. shop behind.

5 thoughts to “A Fun Experience”

  1. I’m hoping to be back in Paris in September and/or October, so these posts are coming in very handy. But do you happen to know anything about the name of that other restaurant? It means the Pig in the Ear, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard that phrase before. Also, can you tell us the name of the place that had the *better* panna cotta? 🙂

    Thanks so much! Your posts keep me going in between visits to my happy place, lol.

    1. I don’t know how that restaurant came to get its name. My husband says he doesn’t know if it has some meaning or not. I’ll have to ask next time. It gets good reviews on Trip Advisor but my friend wasn’t that impressed with the food. The restaurant with the good panna cotta is Alix et Mika on 37 rue Lamarck. They serve hand cut tartare, raw beef, salmon, etc with special sauces added.
      There won’t be much about Paris on my blog this summer as we are at our beach place near la Rochelle. Thanks for reading. Linda

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