Le Tíre Bouchon (40, rue de Berrí)

Paris, Paris…. Did you all know that most restaurants and/or bars stop serving dinner around 5 p.m.? We didn’t! It isn’t uncommon for us to eat dinner around 8:00 p.m. in the states, so we figured that it would be the same in Europe. What a wake up call when three hungry girls are walking down a street by Champs-Elysée, going door to door of every other restaurant to beg, I mean ask, if they were still serving FOOD… Thank goodness, this cute place with a sweet waiter who knew very little English came to the rescue…

  1. Appetizers: Tuna and Bread- super yummy, especially after a long day of sight seeing
  2. Duck Confit, and the “Real French Fries” that our waiter highly recommended- I’m not a big fan of steak fries, though these were pretty and reminded us of home. The Duck Confit was well-seasoned and delicious.
  3. Breaded Chicken Pasta- This might be the best out of the 3, but maybe because it’s the dish we are most familiar with. The chicken was well seasoned, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The pasta was cooked just right, and was heavenly in Europe’s fresh “farm-to-table” tomato sauce.
  4. Tripe Sausage with the infamous French Fries- Our waiter tried so hard, in his best broken English, to steer us away from ordering this dish.

“….Are you sure?….okay….no, really…Are you sure? This dish is very….. French….” But, hey, we wanted “authentic”….we DEFINITELY got “authentic”.

In my culture (Vietnamese), we eat tripe cooked all way…as well done as it can get (until brown), and well seasoned (super salty). This tripe, however, was pretty fresh..I’m not even sure how else to describe it. All I can say it if you want to be adventurous with your cuisine, this is the dish to order…Good luck!

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