Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Great restaurant: Le Colimaçon in Paris

I’m no restaurant critic, but my dining experience at Le Colimaçon restaurant in Paris this weekend was so good that I had to rave about it. With its old stone walls, exposed beams and floor tiles, this restaurant (44 Rue Vieille Du Temple, 4eme arrondissement) mixes rustic and modern, featuring the added bonus of friendly service that can be so elusive in Paris.

The food doesn’t disappoint either; it’s French cuisine as you may have guessed and I’m told the menu (there are no printed menus, just a blackboard listing available dishes) is updated seasonally and uses only regional ingredients.

Make sure you work up an appetite and turn off the calorie counter in your head. Dishes such as the burger of foie gras and the rib eye steak (which is served in a huge portion) with its bone marrow won’t make you any thinner, but may get you squealing in delight.

Le Colimaçon is also known for its carefully selected wine list so, if you drink alcohol, do ask the waiter for recommendations. We loved the bottle they recommended to go with our steaks. The wines are sorted by price brackets (25 €, 35 € or 50 €) which is a good way to keep your bill under control.

Now... back to my diet...

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