Restaurant Arpège, Paris, 3/2/16

Chef with Frankie
Chef Passard with Frankie

Frankie and I posted a meal here last Dec. but it was so good we wanted to visit again and enjoy the meal of a different season. Not as heavy in protein courses as last meal but every bit as tasty. The surprise tasting menu at lunch is the best way to go here and seemed to be what the majority in the room were having. All the staff is so very  welcoming and friendly and the food is amazing.  It is a must stop if you have the ability! Hope you enjoy our March meal – we did!

interior
interior
more interior
more interior
table set up
table set up
Frankie checked out our table decoration
Frankie checked out our table decoration
onion, cabbage and garlic in an amazingly buttery pastry
onion, cabbage and garlic in an amazingly buttery pastry
Vegetable tartlets
Vegetable tartlets
poached egg with maple syrup
poached egg with maple syrup
bread
bread
butter
butter
Salad of potatoes and garden red cabbage with olive oil. Delicious!
Salad of potatoes and garden red cabbage with olive oil. Delicious!
white wine
white wine
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Salad of mesclun with hazelnut dressing and Parmesan. Dressing almost sweet. Amazing!
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Vegeable sushi with radish, olive oil, puréed cauliflower, and mustard. Nice.
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Jerusalem artichoke velouté with hay cream. Not as strongly flavored but lovely texture and temperature contrast.
dumplings of celery, red onion and spinach with Geranium.
dumplings of celery, red onion and spinach with Geranium.
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sweet onion gratin with hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese. OMG! I could eat this all day!
inside
inside
Frankie liked the wavy glass
Frankie liked the wavy glass
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Carrots, beet, lettuce with sweet and sour sauce (honey, olive oil and vinegar). Very nice and complex taste. Great combo1
Oyster served warm with salt and herbs. Nice
Oyster served warm with salt and herbs. Nice
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Jerusalem artichoke with cabbage and onion on beet juice. Onion was spectacualr. Beet juice almost sweet and creamy.
Frankie played on the table
Frankie played on the table
Endive in pastry with white chicken liver sauce
Endive in pastry with white chicken liver sauce
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Olive emulsion with fried Jerusalem artichokes and mashed potatoes. Wow! Fried bits soooo tasty and the potatoes were rich and buttery. Yum!
Frankie thought I should have left her some
Frankie thought I should have left her some
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Chef’s grandmother’s portrait hangs in the dining room. She was a large influence on his pursuit of cooking.

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Beet tartar with faux egg. So much life beef tartar it was uncanny. some of the chips were slightly soggy.
vegetable sausage and sauté with cous cous
vegetable sausage and sauté with cous cous
Frankie thought the purse stool was for her.
Frankie thought the purse stool was for her.
wine
wine
Roast chicken on hay
Roast chicken on hay
Chef comes out to visit with his guests
Chef comes out to visit with his guests
Roast chicken served
Roast chicken served
desssert tray
desssert tray
honey soufflé
honey soufflé
Puffs with hazelnut cream. Wonderful! Pastry part was really tasty
Puffs with hazelnut cream. Wonderful! Pastry part was really tasty
glimpse in the kitchen
glimpse in the kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
Frankie liked the table decoration
Frankie liked the table decoration

 

 

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