February 11, 2007
Just back from the city I am in love with! We had four wonderful meals at my new favorite restaurant in Paris. We dined at Au Gamin for lunch and dinner. Twice for lunch and twice for dinner. I have to say, we never had one bad meal.
Au Gamin de Paris ~ 51, Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France, Tel : 01 42 78 97 24.
From the moment we walked through the doors until we got up to leave, everything was spectacular from the service to the dessert! Lunch time it is your classic french bistro. Long leisurely meals while enjoying great food, wine and company. The evening is the same but highlighted by spectacular candle light and romance throughout the restaurant. Romantic date, request a table for two in the back room! I highly recommend the grilled salmon as well as any of the steak dishes. All are cooked to perfection with the right amount of simple seasonings. The vegetable puree they serve along side all the entrees is wonderful and full of mouth popping flavor. The house wine is full bodied, smooth and very delicious - request a carafe. Be sure to save room for dessert. The apple tart w/a caramelized topping is to die for!! I do not even care for apple desserts but this is a little bit of heaven!! Just enough tartness and sweetness on a very light pastry dough and finished off with a burnt Carmel topping! Petite and full of flavor - you will want it all the time after the first bite! Be sure to request it before even ordering your meal, it sells out!! You want this tart! If it is already gone, then go for the chocolate cake .... rich, dense and very smooth! Goes very well with an espresso! You will not be disappointed during your experience at Au Gamin. No reservations required.