Our son, Tommy’s favorite restaurant in Paris is L’Entrecote. This casual restaurant serves one menu: salad and steak-frites. Delicious and hot! There are a few locations in Paris. We dined most recently at the one on the Left Bank in St. Germain des Prés.
My family agrees that one of the best dinners in Paris
was the one Howard made in the apartment with the well equipped kitchen.
All his fabulously fresh ingredients came from the market on Rue Levis.
Here is our French waitress from Chez André…notice the eyeglass similarities with my sister’s?
Our dear friend, Lisa came over from England to join my sister and me for a special day:
a tour of the Baccarat museum and lunch in the Cristal Room Paris.
I took these photos in the museum before I was told “Pas de photos, Madame.”
The restroom (cool stainless steel sink) is mirrored and
gives you the illusion of being surrounded by crystal chandeliers.
We had a beautiful lunch in the Cristal Room Baccarat which was the
former dining room of the townhouse. Philippe Starck preserved the original design
and added his signature modern touches.
Notice the frescoed ceiling along with the chalkboard drawing (sorry about the visibility, I was trying to be discrete about the photography although they did not seem to care as much in the restaurant).
The kitchen is under the direction of the famous Michelin-rated chef,
Guy Martin. The three-course meal was elegant but not overly elaborate using peak
Springtime ingredients. The “French” portions were perfect for us and the service was formal
(three waiters serve and remove plates at the same time).
Complimentary little desserts at the end of the meal.
We enjoyed drinking Champagne out of the super elegant Baccarat flutes.