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Le Pré Catelan - Paris, France

Le Pré Catelan by Federic Anton




Seating area

Grandeur dining room

Candle is light upon arrival

Tableware

Aperitif choices
Larmandier Bernier 2007 Champagne
Le Pré Catelan Menu
Two types of butter/beurre
Salted Butter
Celeriac Puree Amuse Bouche
Le Crabe / Parfum au curry, creme legere, soupe au fenouil
Caviar Galore
Caviar and Crab
Studying the wine menu
Chassagne Montrachet 1st Cru  2011
excellent wine
Le Langoustine  - Preparee en ravoili, creme de le foie gras, fine gelee a la feuille d'or
Le Cabillaud - aux algues, beurre aux zestes de citron vert
World's Best Mashed Potatoes
Le Ris de Veau - Cuit en casserole, champignon poeles aux herbes
Chef Federic Anton
Sweetbread and jus
Les Fromages - frais et affines
Hard cheeses
Bread to accompany cheese
Tomme de savoie, roquefort
Amazing work of art - Le Citron, comme une tarte, meringue croustillante and sorbet basilic
le petite trois
Hazelnut Choux Pastry
Valet Service

Le Pré Catelan is by far my favorite 3 Michelin Stars restaurant in Paris. Before I get to that, the baffled me were intrigued by the location of the restaurant. Driving through the forest with hookers of Paris on the side curb, doing whatever it takes to allure, horny man in their cars to pick them up was exhilarating culturally to me. Makes no sense that a posh fine dining restaurant budding in a forest full of cheap whores. The total opposite is what makes it mind boggling. The restaurant itself was a challenge to find, the GPS just won't led me there in the beginning. Before I derailed on the story getting to the restaurant, back to the quality of the food and service which were impeccable. I am pretty much immunized after wine and dine at a long list of establishment, frankly, nothing can surprise me anymore. This place is about everything done right, from the menu, service, down to the valet parking. 

Gladly made it on time and dinner began with a flute of champagne. Precisely no fault through out the dinner. Caviar and bisque was exquisite, the light consomme jelly wrapped langoustine ravioli with foie gras broth was divine. The sweetbread and jus with wild mushrooms and cod with beurre blanc sauce compliments with world's best mashed potatoes were perfect.
Stuffed by the amount of duo plates, nothing is going to stop me from having my fromage course. I was feeling adventurous, had Roquefort and other rotting pungent cheese specimen. The basil sorbet , lemon fresh cream and meringue was symphony to my tastebuds. 

Making table reservation is highly recommended, I can't wait to go back to have dinner here.

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Le Pré Catelan - Paris, France Reviewed by Ah Wee on 11:52 AM Rating: 5

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