1 Xiangyang Lu (襄阳路1号)
We discovered Le Paris based on a recommendation of some French friends (co-incidentally, the same ones that adopted Star!). French cuisine is right up there as one of my favourite cousines (right next to Japanese), so I was super keen to check it out. The interior is reminiscent of a casual chic French bistro and every table of diners there were French. We were there with (yet another) couple of our French friends and they declared the restaurant and food very authentic, so there you go :P
The menu has a substantial selection of various dishes ranging from foie gras to escargot to veal. They also have different Lunch sets which are fantastic value (98RMB for a 3-course lunch plus coffee/tea). We enjoyed a Duck and olive terrine for our starter, which was a chunk of deliciousness combined with caramelised onions. In retrospect, I should’ve ordered the Foie gras, as I heard later that it’s spectacular.
Duck and olive terrine
I picked the Duck cottage pie with truffles for my main which was absolutely outstanding – delicious moist slivers of duck enveloped in soft buttery potato mash, and topped off with jaunty slices of black truffles. Oooooh!!! Chris’ Roasted chicken and potatoes was simple but beautifully executed, the chicken so tender and moist..
Duck cottage pie with truffles
Roasted chicken and potatoes
For dessert, I took a punt with the Profiteroles and chocolate soup and was damn glad I did, because it made me gasp with delight when it was presented at our table with a flourish. The profiterole was fluffy and shaped like a tall swan, so impressive! It had fluffy mounds of fresh cream in it and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream hidden underneath. A shot glass containing warm liquid chocolate was the perfect accompaniment to dip the profiterole into.
Profiteroles and chocolate soup
Strawberry layered sponge cake