Diner a Chez Georges, Paris

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Ahhhh, the pure Parisian tradition of bistro dining that is Chez Georges.

 

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Year after year, no matter the season, absolutely everything is exactly the same.

 

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Just as it has been since 1946.

The handwritten, in lilac fountain pen, menu has not changed even one menu item.

Just as it should be.

 

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This is classic Parisian dining, cheek to cheek at charming, teeny tables pushed tight together down the entire dining room (you can’t get up from the banquette until a waiter helps pull out the table for you!).

Upon being seated, our favorite petite plate arrives of radish, salt, salami.

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The Lentil Salad, amazing.

Like nothing I have ever tasted.

A famous house specialty.

 

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The melon jambon, a delicious combination of sweet and salty.

 

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The steak frites, just perfection.

I order mine with au poivre – pepper sauce – the piece de resistance.

 

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To end the meal, don’t think of anything but the fresh berries, fraise o framboise, strawberry or raspberry, with their housemade chantilly, whip cream.

It’s out of this world.

Our friend John ate the entire bowl of chantilly – well, let’s be honest – he had a bit of help around the table – and Anthony, our favorite waiter, immediately brought him another.

(which we promptly devoured immediately, bien sur).

We shall return tomorrow, pour dejuner.

I. Can’t. Wait.

 

 

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