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Respond to Review of CLOSED: The Gentle Gourmet
by SagarKShah

Review: This place was a little bit hard to find (it is in an apartment block) - and we were scared we had gone to the wrong place at the beginning... but it was fabulous. This is definitely not a regular restaurant - its a bed and breakfast where you will sit with other guests (diners) and the hosts, and be able to talk through your meal with your hosts and the other guests. The decor of the flat was lovely. My girlfriend and I were the only two guests. We ordered the Bistro meal (30EUR for 3 courses + coffee and wine). When we were arrived we were given white organic wine with cassis (a classic french aperitif). Our meal was then as follows: -Stater: chick peas, rocket, cranberries, red squash, with balsamic sauce -Main: yuka mash, bruseel sprots, glazed carrots, braised seitan in jus, shallots -Dessert: brown sugar icecream, dessicated coconut, baked apple with cinammon, calvados -Tea/Coffee: bon nuit tea The wine kept flowing throughout the meal. We had an excellent conversation with the son (alex) and daughter (Caroline) of the owner/chef (Deborah) about the food, about being vegetarian / vegan in france, and a whole load of other interesting topics (including deborah's book writing projects). Overall an excellent experience. We will definitely be going back next time we go to Paris! Cannot wait to try the 50 EUR Gourmet meal next time!

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