After living in Montmartre for five weeks, I think we only scratched the surface of all the bistros, restaurants and bars on offer. I’m not sure we were once disappointed, and how could we be with dishes like Croque Homard. If you haven’t guessed, that’s the classic Croque Monsieur but with a twist. Delicious toasted brioche with a generous serving of lobster and various sauces, and an absolutely perfect delicious salad.
As you might guess then, I loved Chez Jean, introduced by a work colleague. We arrived nicely early, so it was empty. The beautiful and charming waitress showed us the specials, and not being super-hungry, we ended up splitting an appetizer and dessert, and both had the Croque Homard!
I really love the simplicity of a steamed artichoke. It reminds me of how Mom used to prepare it for us on a rare occasion, though the dipping sauce here was a step up from the Best Food’s Mayonnaise that we used (which is not a terrible thing).
The dessert, a light cloud of passionfruit mousse, was gorgeous.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that the wine of the month was a Morgon, so we split a bottle, and my god, it was delicieux!
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