Second visit 72 Hours in Paris I- The Michelin Experience @ Restaurant Antoine
3 pm: Arrived in Paris , check-in our hotel “Hotel Louvre Sainte Anne”
7pm : Follow the Michelin Guide- Dine at “Restaurant Antoine” with a view of the Eiffel Tower
All the dishes were inspired by the use of fresh seafood ingredients and tasted very unique. It is definitely different to my usual seafood dishes. The flavors of the dishes varied using different types of seafood and cooking techniques like the “Lightly smoked Mackerel” containing a thin layer of charred mushrooms on top of the smoked fish. The way they used ingredients were creative as well especially the way they cook risotto with finely chopped squid. Most of the dishes were delicious and the sophisticated taste isn’t something that we could easily replicate in our own kitchen. However we did found that the flavor of the soup and the blue cheese were a little strong for our liking. The following are the pictures of the degustation we had at Antoine.
The waiters speak some English, however their accents were very strong and it was quite hard to understand. However we didn’t enjoy the service we received that night though. The waiters had attitude problems, they didn’t smile very much and felt like they want to have minimal connections with us. Similar complaints has been made on TripAdvisor with regards to the service on odd occasions, guess we were just unlucky that day. The restaurant is situated next to Seine river, so finish the night with a relaxing stroll is advisable. Unfortunately York and I were suffering from jet lag, by 9 pm we just wanted to cab home and sleep.