Amarante Restaurant, Paris, 12/5/15

exterior
exterior

A really new place with a la carte options as well a 3 course fixed price at lunch. The latter seemed to be the main choice however we wanted to try some options not on it.  It is fairly small but offers friendly and efficient service. It’s very moderately priced and open for lunch on Saturday. The very nice crispy pork starter was like a slow cooked pork made into a patty and then fried to a crispy exterior. The veal brains were cooked perfectly creamy and delicious.  The lamb leg was slow cooked and served with a wonderful parsnip puree that was exceptional. The huge piece of sweetbreads came with mashed potatoes and was nicely done. The potatoes had just the right amount of richness and both main plates had a flavorful and gelatinous sauce.  For dessert, the grilled pineapple was light, sweet and perfect for someone not craving a huge sugar fix whereas the chocolate mousse was worthy of bowl licking.  Good simple food done well.

interior
interior
interior
interior
menu cover
menu cover
menu 2
menu 2
menu 1
menu 1
table set up
table set up
cool napkins
cool napkins
Frankie playing
Frankie playing
bread basket
bread basket
wine
wine
crispy port
crispy pork
Veal brains served with chunks of butter and salad
Veal brains served with chunks of butter and salad
lamb leg with parsnip purée
lamb leg with parsnip purée
Sweetbreads with mashed potatoes
Sweetbreads with mashed potatoes
Frankie eyes the lamb
Frankie eyes the lamb
grilled pineapple
grilled pineapple
chocolate mousse
chocolate mousse
coffee
coffee
Frankie on the red bench
Frankie on the red bench
fun waiter and longtime associate of Philippe
fun waiter and longtime associate of Philippe
Chef Christophe Philippe helps serve
Chef Christophe Philippe helps serve

 

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