|I was so ridiculously excited! Does it show...?|
The name of this restaurant translates as "A Plate of Cheese" and this Savoyard restaurant definitely lived up to its name. In case you didn't know, the Savoy region is in the east of France, near the border with Germany and Switzerland and Monaco. Just like all the regions in France, this also has its own specialities. This means that fondue, raclette or tartiflette are THE dishes to order.
Situated on the narrow, cobbled rue Mouffetard, known by all foodies as the best place to go if you want to source any high-quality, hard-to-find, produce (in my case, cheese - usually Mont d'Or.)
There are a lot of restaurants concentrated on this tiny street - some good and some decidedly questionable! - but if you are overwhelmed by the choice and can't make a decision, go here. You won't regret it!
We ordered a starter and a main course to share between the two of us. This turned out to be the best decision we made all day, after choosing this restaurant that is. The portions were so large that there's no way just one person could have eaten it.
|Yes, that's considered a starter for one person!|
Then, the pièce de la résistance!
and with that came enough bread to feed a family for a month, as well as...
The service was attentive and fast too - something we really appreciated after the first restaurant we tried that evening. There was an exceptionally sour faced couple across from us who spoke no French, but the multi-lingual waitresses and the boss made every effort to converse with them in English.
I have to say, I was momentarily disappointed that there weren't more wines from the Alsace, Jura and Savoy regions. Maybe they're trying to cater to tourists who may be afraid to try wines they'd never heard of before but to have over half the (pretty limited) wine list was made up of Bordeaux is a shame in my opinion. Nevertheless, it was only a moment later when the food arrived and I wasn't able to think about anything else!
25, rue Mouffetard, 75005
Open for lunch (12 - 14.30) and dinner (18.30 - 23.30) every day.