Friday, November 5, 2010

A dinner in Paris

A week ago Wednesday I dined with friends at a little restaurant in the 7th arrondissement called Firmin Le Barbier. We walked into their lovely small dining room, which has an open kitchen in the corner, and I had the immediate feeling that it's a place well cared for by a dedicated proprietor. It's neat, clean, beautifully lit, and most inviting.
The evening's menu:

For a starter we chose the pate en croute, which was delicious:

And our friend had the saumon fume served with basil sorbet, which was one of the most interesting and delicious things I've ever tasted:

For dinner I ordered the joue de boeuf, which is so typically French so how could I not? Creamy potatoes, leeks, carrots and boeuf, just perfect!

Our wine selection by French Laurie was the perfect complement to the meal:

And we finished with a seasonal apple crisp and sorbet. Yes, there was more of that wonderful basil sorbet:

It was the perfect French meal to celebrate my last night in Paris with French Laurie:

Merci, mon amie! It was a lovely choice.

Firmin Le Barbier
20 Rue Monttessuy
75007 Paris, France
01 45 51 21 55

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