|Whole shoulder of lamb|
On the Tuesday night we met up for dinner and headed to Les Galopins, a venue Kathryn takes all of her visitors. It was good to try somewhere recommended by a local and firmly off the tourist trail of restaurants.
The menu and wine list were on chalkboards (which seems to be a bit of a Paris bistro theme). We didn't really need to look at the mains as Kathryn had already recommended we go for either the whole shoulder of lamb or the côte de boeuf to share. We opted for the lamb. The only thing we therefore needed to decide upon were the starters.
|Beef ravioli with fois gras|
The goats cheese, pear and walnut salad (€8) started moving this up. It was a relatively simple salad made with some quality ingredients and brought together by a mustardy salad dressing.
|Goats cheese salad with pear|
It was such a simple dish with only three ingredients, but one that would have me returning regularly.
|Café tres gourmand|
Our first dessert was the café tres gourmand (€7.50). I thought this just meant a big coffee, but Kathryn enlightened us that it was a coffee which comes accompanied by a dessert tasting plate. At practically the same price as a regular dessert we just couldn't pass over it. On our tasting place was a tiramisu, nutella flavoured cream, creme brulée and rice pudding.
Our final dessert was the giant raspberry macaron (€8). Macarons were everywhere in Paris and we couldn't leave without trying one. I'm no connoisseur of macarons, but it did come filled with lots of lovely raspberries.
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