My sister and I were supposed to go to an arts related brunch but bailed to eat some good food and hang out. The chef at terroir Parisien, Yannick Alleno was at Le Meurice before and became famous after he quickly earned a star there. Actually a coincidence that we were at the hotel yesterday for galette. Meaning, galette de roi which is what people go crazy for at this time if the year. I am not sure I get the craze and will stick to banana nutella crepes, Laduree, Pierre Herme and all.
We stumbled on the review and decided to try out. Aren’t these the best meals? Low expectations and great reality? The space is very cool, simple but with a gorgeous wood ceiling and nice details all around.
What we ate
My sister was back to her non-carbs life after going off it for 24 hours in my honor. I wanted the celeriac risotto to start and finally convinced her (once waitress testified on my behalf) that there were no carbs on the dish. We shared this amazing concoction of celery root pretending to be rice with mushrooms and the best flavours. I seriously would become a no carb person if I could eat this dish daily, maybe lunch and dinner!!!
Cod with spinach and lentil cream: perfectly cooked and delicious
Steak poivre: no fries but spinach instead (her order, I would eat fries….). Again, simple food, expertly prepared
Salted caramel and chocolate tarte: with an extra side if vanilla ice cream. I was full and swore to myself I would just have a bite as I have been having chocolate withdrawal this weekend. You could see the vanilla beans in the ice cream and there was a perfect layer of salted caramel underneath the rich chocolate. Ok, I instead left a bite and ate all…. Worth it!
Musts: all to be honest but the celeriac risotto was sublime, as was the tarte.
Terroir Parisien (http://www.yannick-alleno.com/carnet/terroir-parisien/)
20 Rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris, France