Monday, September 29, 2008

Chez Michel with Nina

It's good to be back in Paris. Hadn't seen Nina since her last trip to Menton in July, so decided to meet up for a delicious dinner tonight. Going off on a recommendation by David Lebovitz, Nina accompanied me to dinner at Chez Michel - a bistro serving traditional cuisine from Bretagne. (Nina's favorite region of France is Bretagne - but I have yet to visit. We both love cuisine Bretonne.)

I ordered special Bretonne biscuits stuffed with Morue (salted cod).

Nina ordered this for her entrée - daurade

They ran out of cochon de lait, but I still opted for the tête de cochon (pig head) as a replacement. Lots of fat, some meat. Really rich and hearty.

Nina got the Bretonne version of the bouillabaisse.

Of course, we both ordered the Kouign-Amman. Caramelized sugar, butter, layers of brioche... what more could a girl ask for ?

We also tried the demi-sel Brittany butter - I had a picture of it but it is lost now =(. Really delicious. We both really enjoyed our dinner here. Everything was well-cooked and perfectly seasoned. Highly recommended.

Chez Michel
10, Rue de Belzunce
75010 Paris
M: Gare du Nord

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