on September 27, 2012
Le Chateaubriand is one of Paris’ top restaurants and yet it is relatively casual not formal and stuffy like some of the other famous top dining spots. Like some other new restaurants in Paris, the chef was once working at a big famous restaurant but decided to go out on his own. In order to keep the standards high but manage a more reasonably priced menu and more modest location, the menu is limited. At Chateaubriand, it is very limited. You do not get a menu because you do not get to choose what you will eat, you get the menu set by the chef for that day. The servers will ask about allergies but otherwise do not alter the dishes. In our case, we told them one of us was allergic to clams but someone forgot to remove clams from one of the dishes. Those of us not allergic ate the clams so no big deal. But if you have a deathly food allergy, you might want to check the dishes carefully.Our meal was very creative and we tried some things we had never seen before like percebes, or gooseneck barnacles. Other dishes included things we recognized but had never eaten in quite the same way like the chicken with roasted corn silk which gave the dish a corn fragrance.It was an eye opening and mouth watering experience and at a very reasonable price.
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