Le Souffle Review Paris

Paris was raining like no tomorrow. Almost every day it rained. We were heading off to Denmark this afternoon so we felt like some souffle as we didn’t have it during this trip. We heard about this place on a guide book and it was close to La Fayet and on the way back to the hotel. It was during a weekday so they had a lunch special.

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Le Souffle Menu

They obviously specialised in souffle and had different liquors for their souffles on show.

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French Liquors

We both went for the lunch special which included sparking water or wine. We went for the sparkling water.

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Badoit Sparking Water

Gotta have your bread in France.

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French Bread

Came with a salad as well.

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Salad

French orchid as well on the table

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French Orchid

IK went for the chicken souffle with sauce and then a dessert souffle after.

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Chicken Souffle

I went for a main course fries with chicken instead. The fries were amazing

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Chicken and Fries

The sauce that went into the souffle.

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Chicken and sauce that goes into the souffle
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Line up of Grand Marnier

There was a whole cabinet filled with grand mariner.

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A close up

The souffles were huge! I wondered how many egg whites goes into one of these. So I went for the grand marinier souffle. The waiter dug a little hole and filled it and then poured it around. It was soft and amazing.

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Grand Marnier Souffle

IK went for a sour cherry chocolate one. I ended up having 1.5 souffles.

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IK’s souffle

Finished with a coffee… I miss Melbourne so much!

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Cafe

A little cute card to keep afterwards!

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Le Souffle card

Beautiful shop front.
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Rating : 14/20

Dish of the day : Obviously the souffle. but the main was also nice. Grand Marnier souffle for sure

Tip : Go for lunch, lunch special is quite reasonable.

Tip 2 : Don’t have 2 souffles. its too much!

Le Souffle

36,rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France

Le Jules Verne Review

We have never been to Europe let alone to one of the world wonders – the Eiffel tower. You’d be blown away by how majestic this famous tower is. You’d be able to spot it a mile away and to be able to dine up there as well is once in a lifetime experience everyone should do.

The Eiffel Tower

The restaurant we were going to was the Le Jules Verne – a one star michelin restaurant. It had its own lift up to the restaurant which saves you from queueing up and you don’t have to buy a separate ticket up as well.

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Le Jules Verne entrance

A few more snaps before we head up.

View from the bottom up

Once you enter, you are greeted and you have to go through security before entering.

Inside the lobby area

Took this just before heading up the lift

Big mirror before the lift

The dining area is at the 123m the second level, theres a higher observatory deck you can also up to as well.

Display of how tall the building is

You are able to see through the glass so you have an idea about this whole gigantic tower.

Views from the lift

More pics inside the lift

view from the lift

More pics from the lift

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Views from the lift

And more pics.

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More Views

Once we got up you were welcomed to your table and maybe because i booked early, we got a window seat. Upside down palte and some funky cutlery.

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Table setting

We didn’t really used these to eat but it was just for show i guess?!

Le Jules Verne Cutlery

I enjoyed the ambiance too!

Me enjoying the views

 

Had some cheese sticks and a bottle of sparking orezza to start.

Orezza Sparkling

For lunch you can choose to have their degustation or a 3 course meal. We chose the 3 course meal and it was ample.

The Menu

Went for a French beer – 1664 Kronenburg.

1664 Kronenborg

IK had a mocktail.

IK’s mocktail

Even the butter was shaped in an Eiffel Tower!

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Butter Shaped Eiffel Tower

The French Pastries and bread are just so damn good.

French Bread

First course was an amuse bouche – tuna with some cut up asparagus drizzled with olive oil. It was very tasty despite being simple.

Amuse Bouche

The first entree was a half smoked salmon, tangy vegetable and herb tartare. The texture of the salmon was unbelievable. Look how even the herb tartare is immaculately dotted from a big size to a small dot.  It was a lovely combination.

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Salmon Entree

When you’re in France, you gotta have escargots right? IK had the Helixberrin Snails, warm marmalade and parsnip jus. I had one of these and I was definitely in France.

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Helixberrin Escargot

For the main course I had the corn-fed chicken fricasse, tomato stuffed in tomato. I tell you what. The french do amazing sauces, and this was one of the best jus/sauces I have ever tasted. It wasn’t just a simple chicken dish, there was a lot of thought into the sauces and the stuffed tomato was very interesting. Lots more tomatoes inside that which really married well with the chicken.

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Corn-fed chicken main

IK had the grenobloise pollock, quick sauteed spinach with swiss chard leaves. She said it was very tasty and it looked and sure did.

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IK’s main course

Now onto dessert. This was probably the highlight of the meal. Crunchy tower nut, chocolate from our factory in Paris. Inside this was crunchy and so much bite, it was rich, but it was devilishly good. The ice-cream helped a bit to cut through the sweetness but it was sweet but so addictive.

Tower Nut Chocolate

It also came with some pralines, macarons, a whole friggin bowl of marshmallows and pastries. I mean how the hell do you finish all of this.

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Pastries, Marshmallows, chocolate

The praline chocolates were devlishly good too.

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Chocolates

IK’s main was a Melba Peach our way. with cream on top. Raspberry on the side. It looks better than it tasted. Should have went for option 3. It wasn’t bad but not as good as my devilishly chocolate crunchy nut.

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Melba Peach Our way

Hmmm after one bite, you’re in chocolate heaven.

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We really couldn’t finish the rest…

Unfinished desserts

But we definitely had to take a photo of us having lunch at the most romantic place on earth possibly.

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Us Dining at Le Verne Jules

The chef’s book ‘Ducasse’ and other things for sale as well.

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We also got to take home some goodies and the menu home!
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After the meal, you are able to go down a floor to the observatory deck and look around and it was amazing. The best short cut and perk if you hate lining up queues.

Bottom Line

Loved it, it lived up to its 1 star Michelin rating and it was pure French. So French so good. The jus and the sauces were so damn good it really lives with you.

Would I go back ? No doubt

Dish of the day : hard but my main course was very delicious.

Rating : 16.5/20

Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France

01 45 55 61 44

Pedra Alta Review Paris

We were tired but wanted to stay awake once we arrived. We arrived in the morning and couldn’t check in yet so we travelled around town a bit. IK was reading forums and blogs and we decided to try this Seafood restaurant near Marcel Sembat station. Looking at tripadvisor, it wasn’t so promising – ranked #2005. We’ve been walking all day so we were pretty hungry so we were up for anything.

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Pedro Alta

When we arrived, there were already a swarm of mainlanders waiting to get into the restaurant. The funny thing is, the restaurant doesn’t open till like 7pm. So at 6pm, you see all the mainlanders waiting and seeing the staff eat first! Very unusual. We waited for about 40mins or so and when it opened, we got a spot quite quickly. There wasn’t any line for the queue it was just get in when you can! Pedra Alta is a chain restaurant and have quite a few around Paris. This one was closest to the metro so it was the easiest to get to.

 

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Pedro Alta

Theres quite an array to order but we opted for the cooked seafood platter which comes with Paella. We ordered some sparkling water and wines ( which were terrible so no photos)

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Sparkling water Badoit

We made a huge mistake. We ordered this platter for 2. but seriously it can feed 100 refugees with this. Had mussels, chips, prawns, lobsters, crab with their dipping sauce. Also came with a Paella with soup on the side.

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Cooked Seafood Platter

Thats wheat happens when you travel and eat, you tend to OVER order. It was substantial indeed.

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Seafood platter closeup

The lobster was good. I mean it wasn’t overcooked and it came off the shells nicely meaning its fresh. There was just too much food. and we did the best we could for 2 people. Also there was squid, crab mousse etc. It definitely isn’t for someone who doesn’t like to get their hands dirty coz it was just messy as cracking shells etc.

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not even 1/4 way through this

My Bottom line

Its really worth it for about 80 euros including drinks. it’s fresh and we were happy with the seafood. Its pretty close from the metro but i’m not sure about fighting a spot with all the mainlanders and the odd waiting until 7pm to get in. Very unusual. It’s no fine dining or any major french cooking techniques involved.

Tips – if you like seafood – this is what you get and good value. Order maybe for 1 first before ordering more, its just way too much. Don’t order the wines as they are foul.

Rating – 13/20

Boulogne

6, Avenue Du Général Leclerc
92100 Boulogne
Tél: 0 146 035 404

next up Eiffel Tower Restaurant! Les Jules Verne!