Auberge Nicolas Flamel

The Prince of Palm Beach had become a regular at my Sunday Salon at the Café de Flore and insisted on treating me to lunch before he said adieu Paris. His choice was the Auberge Nicolas Flamel, housed in a building constructed in 1407. For me, the most important element in a restaurant experience is the warmth of the welcome.Jérome guided us to our seat and welcomed Jeffrey back although he had eaten here only once.

The Prince of Palm Beach had become a regular at my Sunday Salon at the Café de Flore and insisted on treating me to lunch before he said adieu Paris. His choice was the Auberge Nicolas Flamel, housed in a building constructed in 1407. For me, the most important element in a restaurant experience is the warmth of the welcome.Jérome guided us to our seat and welcomed Jeffrey back although he had eaten here only once.

 

 

The prince was in an expansive mood so we ordered the 5-course tasting menu (55 euros) with a different wine with each course (20 euros.)

 

Our meal began with foie gras, creme fraiche, bay shrimp, cucumbers and a wedge of a tart Granny Smith apple. A glass of a slightly sweet Tariquet worked very well.

 

Smoked salmon, creme fraiche and puréed peas.

A 2014 Saint-Bris,  sauvignon blanc from Burgundy (a rarity-most are chardonnay) from William Fevre.

 

Simply sea bass served with a Sancerre from Eric Cottat.

 

Veal in a sea of sweet potato purée and ratatouille accompanied by an excellent  2007 Medoc.

 

This delightful meal closed with a fruit salad, green tea ice cream and a flute of brut Champagne.

Auberge Nicolas Flamel

51 rue Montmorency • 3rd arrondissement

01-42 72 77 78

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