Paris: Le Mini Palais

Saturday, August 4, 2012 5comments No tags Permalink 0

Lunch in Paris.

Le Mini Palais. Not to be confused with

Ask for a table on the terrace. And if it rains? Even more romantic.

Warm and stuffed with cheese. The waiter called this a brioche, but I’m fairly certain was a popover. Or at least a cross between the two. A serious combination.

Tomatoes, three times. A yellow tomato gazpacho, a green tomato tartare, and a red tomato sorbet. Toast, rubbed with garlic, and then topped with more garlic. All finished with a lemon-thyme reduction.

Burrata (you know how much

A little drizzle of olive oil and we are all set.

Salad niçoise, broken down into the elements, chicken in place of the traditional tuna. I don’t know what it is about the chicken in Paris, but I just can’t stop eating it. The chicken here, the chicken (with caper, chives, and mayonnaise) at Cuisine de Bar, even the chicken from that rostisserie on rue Mouffetard. How can it always be so perfect, so juicy, so tender. And the skin! Oh man.

A café express to finish, and the whole afternoon, free and open.

    August 4, 2012

    fantastic, what a dreamy post, wish i was in paris in the rain nibbling on deliciousness right now

  • K and S
    August 4, 2012

    perfect afternoon!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 5, 2012

    Hi Jen! Hawai'i makes a pretty good substitute, safe travels! ;)Hi Kat! For sure! ^_^

  • KirkK
    August 5, 2012

    Looks like a wonderful meal Kathy! Love the color of that gazpacho.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 7, 2012

    Hi Kirk! Same here! Love how they combined the three "main" tomato colors :)

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