Saturday, December 27, 2014

Le Manoir in Paris, France

After the visit of the Cimetiere Pere Lachaise (click here for the post), next up was eating lunch. Prior to arriving in Paris, I started looking up online for nice places to eat at. The first questions I asked myself were, what do I miss eating and what can I eat in Paris that I can't back in Metz? My first thought - Xiao Long Bao!!!! And after spending several hours researching online, I finally found the perfect place. But Paris is quiet in August for a reason - Parisians leave the city for the summer, including restaurant owners and employees. So I should have expected that the restaurant, Autour de Yangtse (popularly known for their delicious Xiao Long Bao in Paris) would be closed. But I didn't feel bad. In fact, on the way there we were able to drop by the Opera National de Paris, see its beauty from the outside, and even listened to a singer perform for a couple of minutes. Anyways, since the restaurant was closed, we decided the next best thing was to try something typically Parisian - have lunch on the terrace of a bistro.

Not too far away from the famous Galeries Lafayette, Le Manoir was the perfect place to have lunch at.

The menu was impressive with lots of choices to choose from. There was a little of everything and it was hard to decide what to get.

Typical Parisian people-watching while eating. Honestly, it takes a little bit of getting used to. The nice server gave SO some coloring materials so instead we happily doodled and coloured while waiting for our food.

Suggestion of the day: Faux-Filet, Sauce aux Morilles, Gratin de Pommes de Terre et Courgettes (17.50 Euros)

This dish reminded me of why I'm not particularly fan of Morilles mushrooms. But the meat was tender and the side dish of potatoes and zucchini - perfect!!!

Filet de Canette aux Champignon du moment (Morilles), Purée (15.50 Euros)

Wow! This was perfection. The proportions were generous and I was even able to snatch my own piece. Yum! :p

SO had the Children's Menu and she chose Omelet and Mashed Potato.

Her menu also included a dessert.

The dessert choices looked quite interesting. A choice between Creme Brulée, Fruit Tarts, Fruit Salads, sinful Chocolate and etc. But MR and I could not eat anything else, so instead we opted to end our delicious lunch with a strong Espresso coffee.

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