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Lilia Dignan



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Les Saveurs de Flora Reply with quote

Following Clotilde's write up on Les Saveurs de Flora on 36, avenue George V, Paris 8, my friend and I made reservations for lunch. The dining room is so whimsically decorated with pink butterflies, orchids, pink water glasses - even the big chandelier is studded with different sizes of pink butterflies. Sitting in that room makes you feel like you're in a roomfull of cotton candy!!!!!

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For our amuse bouche, glasses of chilled "soupe aux legumes vertes" served with rillettes of pork with olive oil bread squares. A glass of Muscat went well with it.

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With the rest of the Muscat, we had a veloute de potiron served with a dollop of cream and a Tatin de boudin aux pommes vertes. Deliceux!

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A glass of Saint Nicolas de Borgeuil was served with a "Couscous de Rascasse aux legumes d'hiver aux Moules, sauce Corse". We enjoyed that one and a confit de Caille, petits legume a l'oriental saute en wok, accompanied by a glass of petit Bordeaux.

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For dessert, we had the Poire Melba and the specialite de la maison - a waffle with marrons glacee, chantilly de Nutella, glace aux marrons and some warm chocolate sauce. WOW!!!!

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With our cafe creme (for Joan) and espresso for me, came the mignardises - tiny madeleines and meringue and a very thin "sucettes" (lollipop) made of fresh lemon juice resting on what we thought were chocolates but turned out to be made of metal. C'est domage!!!!!

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David



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic photos Lilia! Food looks lovely but I have to say the decor is perhaps a bit too "twee" even for me! I mean I like a nice pink shirt but beyond that.........
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Lilia Dignan



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,
I know what you mean about the pink. My husband would have felt out of place in there but it didn't seem to bother the French men in the restaurant. I think they just have a different way of looking at things.
The food was very good! When the two businessmen's order next to our table arrived and the cover on the white casserole (or cocotte) was taken off, the smell of the fresh black truffles wafted into ours.....what a delicious aroma!!
Happy holidays to you! Keep warm in that beautiful house of yours!
Lilia
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lilia! The fire is blazing the wind has died down, the sky is clear--in many ways all is right in the world! And I just know I'd forgive the pink readily for that menu you laid out!!
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