I have confirmed bookings for all my dinners in France, except for this one, because Yves
Camdeborde, the owner of one of Paris' hottest tables, does not take reservations.
(Plus I am really just a nobody, hee hee hee)
I don't mind waiting for an hour and a half in the cold especially when I know I'm getting
good food. And I know I'll be getting excellent food at Le Comptoir because my friend,
Mike "The Michelin Guide" Luakian, promised me so.
I don't mind waiting, but...
I SPOT AN EMPTY CHAIR!!!
If this were in Hong Kong they would have given me that seat and I would have been friends and
sharing food with that girl in leather jacket, but no, this is Paris where people enjoy their meals
leisurely without being rushed and disturbed, and without some fat Asian lady trying to pick at
their plates. (I still love Paris.)
After about 90 minutes of standing I finally earned my right to step into the busy restaurant
And look, I got front seats, too!
Bordeaux Cotes de Francs 2006 Chateau du Puy to go with my meal.
Foie gras de canard des Landes de la maison Paris au pruneaux
If you don't know your French, there's Google Translate. Fine, I'll do it this one time for you.
According to Google, this is "Foie gras from the Landes house in Paris prunes." Hahaha!
I arranged each element on top of each other so I get full enjoyment of all the
flavors and textures in every bite. Creamy, salty, sweet, meaty, buttery, yummy!
Cochon de lait braise et roti, lentilles en ragout
Slow-cooked pork over stewed lentils
OMG!!! This is THE BEST EVER pork dish I've had in my 33 years of pork-eating life.
So insanely packed with flavor and ridiculously tender! I finished this without
ever having to pick up my knife.
For dessert, I had Cremeux au chocolat, crumble cacao, coulis de fruits de la passion
This super light chocolate-passion fruit combination was so divine
It was gone in seconds!!
Double Espresso to cap off the amazing meal
Thank God I was alone because dinner was so good I was murmuring
expletives all throughout. :D
If I didn't feel compassion for these people, I would have gone for a second round of dinner!
Le Comptoir du Relais: 9 carrefour de l'Odeon, 6e, Saint Germain des Pres, Paris, 75006, France.
Tel: +33 1 44 27 07 50