Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paris 2011 - at Bouillon des Colonies

John and I did some research, and decided we would go to Bouillon Racine for a "serious" and more traditional French cuisine.

The restaurant was fairly close to the hotel (within walking distance,) which was very convenient for us. We arrived in front of the building (that read "Bouillon Racine").

We walked into the restaurant and paused. The decors were nice and interesting, but I wouldn't categorize them as "French"...


The hostess lady took us to a table, and we realized we were not at Bouillon Racine. We were at Bouillon des Colonies! But writings above the doors did read "Bouillon Racine"!

Anyhow, we figured since we were there, we might as well try the food.

As its name indicated, Bouillon des Colonies served food from "the colonies." There were dishes that were mostly Asian and African inspired.

Both John and I went with the set menu options. We each picked an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert.

I was skeptical at first, but boy, Bouillon des Colonies actually delivered! The food were cooked and seasoned well, and I really enjoyed it!

Here were the dishes we had (slightly translated into English):

Shrimp and crab muffin.

Soup of the Day. I think it was a pea soup of some sort (?)

Fish (bream).

Lamb with couscous.

Both the fish and the lamb were cooked to perfection. I was impressed.

Creme Brulee and special ice-cream (no photo) for dessert.

We had a lovely dinner, and when we stepped out of the restaurant we walked up the street a little further, and saw Bouillon Racine was located next door! We looked at the menu and still wanted to give it a try, so we walked in and made a reservation for the next evening, and that was a very good call.

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