Please share - thank you!
Please share - thank you!
Just about nobody eats frogs' legs in Paris except in Chinese restaurants (and they are imported from Hungary).
Any more outdated clichés?
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Your beret should always match your suspenders.
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Dear Dork( ok you asked for that,, you picked your name,, LOL )
While others may be teasing you abit,, they are meaning to steer you away from some obviously preconcieved notions about what may be considered typical french fare.
Foie gras is popular, but good stuff is expensive so not eaten every day, or at many casual places. I will leave it to those who have better budgets then I do suggest some places to try it.
On the other hand I will suggest you try some other more common dishes.
Moules and frites( mussels and fries),, super common, steak and fries ( I rarely order steak in Paris,, their beef is nothing to write home about unless it is stewed) .
Duck and Lamb ,, popular, as is veal.
Escargots,, they are a favorite of mine,, but I am careful where I order them, they must arrive piping hot, nothing worse then warm,, ugh.
Cheeses, I love all of them, and they are a delightful finish to a light meal( for me I can't eat them after a heavy dinner) or as a light lunch a cheese plate , bread and wine, super yum.
Oysters,, love em,, and they are delightful freshly shucked with a little migonette sauce,, ( my mouth actually watered just typing that, LOL ) .
My personal taste keeps me away from the "restaurants" in some of the busy areas in the Latin Quarter. I have eaten at a few of them when I have travelled with my teenager( can be very cheap and fast service usaully) ,, and they have yet to impress me as being anything other then mediorce to less then mediorce.
Oh Yeah,, French onion soup is often good, but I rarely order it as it is a winter dish,, and so only served in mostly touristy restaurants in summer.
I am sorry ,I didn't know it will sound as cliche - I used to eat a lot of them in my own country as well as fois gras ( which was not very expensive at that time ) - not having that very often in US - I decided to just ask you guys
I believe you can buy foie gras, rillettes, and the like at most street markets, it will probably be cheaper than in a restaurant.
Grab a baguette from a bakery and have a picnic...Oh, and you definitely should get a sampling of cheeses to complete the meal!
The best value-for-money foie gras in Paris (at least in my experience) is at Robert et Louise in the Marais. They have a small and a large portion on the menu (or did last year--I didn't order it when I ate there this March, so I can't say for sure), and the small is bigger than most portions you'd get anywhere else. It's also quite good.
And, in my 20 years of visiting Paris 2-3 times a year, I have never seen frogs' legs on a menu. Sad, really, as I'm fond of them.
Roger La Grenouille on Rue des Grands Augustins in the 6th. Traditional restaurant.
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