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le timbre in paris

one of our recent finds in paris is le timbre, a postage stamp-sized (and so, eponymously named) bistro manned by english chef, chris wright.

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compose: a gastronomic marathon

remember compose restaurant? you know, the place where i  first met the lebne tart?  well hubs and i were so impressed with out experience with their bar menu that we went back to the restaurant earlier this week to partake in its 10 course tasting menu. let me just say that the experience did not disappoint!  however, i’d caution anyone contemplating the experience to budget at least 4 hours for the experience. hubs and i got to the restaurant for a 7pm seating and did not leave until 11pm. moreover, while we made it to the very end of the menu, we actually ended up skipping out on the freebie 3rd dessert that the chef was in the process of preparing (i think we probably mortally offended the chef but one of us needed to get up 3 hours later, plus we just didn’t have the endurance to go on).   i don’t think we were alone in that sentiment.  our fellow diners started to get up, walk around, stretch themselves out about 2 hours into the meal.

now that i’ve gotten that out of the way, let me also caveat that the pictures i took of the dishes really don’t do them any justice.  (rather than lug my DSLR to the restaurant, i decided to bring my point and shoot.  i’ve tried to clean them up the best i could but well, still not the same as the DSLR. sorry!)  Continue reading

a visit to l’atelier de joel robuchon

years ago, G, hubs and i wandered over to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in midtown during its first opening week.  they hadn’t as yet gotten their act together, and the evening ended up being a bit of a disappointment.  (i’m told by foodie friend M that the NYC branch has since ironed out the opening jitters and ranks among his favorite eateries in the City).

now in the last few years, it seems as if every food tv show doing a special paris  food scene segment includes a visit to the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon on rue de montalembert.  when hubs and i found ourselves in paris over our december holiday, we decided to give L’Atelier another try. happy christmas to us! Continue reading