Jan 7, 2015

paris: le comptoir du relais

saved the best for last. for my best meal in europe i'm torn between this and trattoria zaza. i cannot forget the simple pasta dishes i had in florence and truffles really makes my palate super happy, but foie gras is love too. so let's just say this is my best parisian meal.

i made sure we made it to le comptoir du relais before lunch time because the lines could get horrific. i was only set on two items and the rest were just random choices.

foie gras toast (13E) - oh this is love. i love foie gras. the salt and jam/jelly on top made this entire dish a party in my palate. love love love.

terrine boudin (12E)- don't know what happened to me but i suddenly had a craving for this. i simply cannot forget jinlovestoeat post on this and was happy that le comptoir had it on their menu as well.

salade nicoise (13E) for my healthy mom...though this doesn't pass with all the beans and anchovy that have high uric acid. but i digress, this was mighty flavorful thanks to the anchovies, i liked it.

daube joue de boeuf (18E) - one of their bestsellers is this beef cheeks stew. though it was melts in your mouth tender, i felt that it lacks a certain oomph. so i had to agree with my dad that this was nothing extraordinary.

pied de porc (19E) - pardon the photo i forgot to rotate the mash so the spoon won't block the pied de porc. if you like soft mushy mashed potato then this one is for you. it depends on my mood but i normally like the heavier mashed potato and not something that is practically runny. the pied de porc is not the typical fried pork trotters. this one was made into a terrine and then deep fried. the pork cubes were a tad too small and maybe that's why i felt that the pork was overly seasoned with the herbs.

we came a couple of minutes before the opening time and there was already a line. i don't know if my experience was mind blowing enough. but i would like to try l'avant comptoir next door which is their version of a tapas bar, i think they have more interesting dishes :).

le comptoir du relais
6 carrefour de l'Odeon

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