Review: maybe it is because we came at 1Opm, but we had
1) no service (the young vaiter just throw the menu on the table, didn't propose anything, didn't ask if we are enjoying the meal... couldn't help with the vine or close the door because it was too cold for us and too hot for him)
2) casoulet was too sallty
3) lasagna didn't have any taste
4) and the vine (bordeaux) was the worst vine i had in my life!
i've been to 5-6 vege restaurants in paris and this one is the worst one!
After giving this resto several chances to get it right we stopped going there, especially as there is now far better and cheaper in Paris. This review mirrors what we experienced several times. How anyone can state that the salty food was a one time error.... ? What, so you are present everyday, surveying everyone's meal? Nonsense of course! Whether the food here is bland or not is completely subjective. The simple fact is that the standard of the cooking is very poor. Yes, over or undercooked vegetables. Yes, excessive (or even under)use of salt and certainly an amateurish use of herbs and spices. They simply can't cook here. It is entirely unacceptable to say "well, this or that dish is meant to be bland" I've never heard of any dining out experience where you would choose to eat bland food. Risible! Concerning the service, I am perfectly bilingual and the waiter and the owner have both been unfriendly, unhelpful (bordering on impolite) in both french and english. And don't dare return a dish complaining of the quality or lack of taste....... By the way, I am a vegan cook with 20 years experience of eating in Paris.
Posted by delwinv
on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Amazingly, having lived in vegan heaven - San Francisco, and living now in Paris, I would have to say this is by far the best restaurant in Paris. If you had a salty casoulet, it was a one-time error. I have never been partial to the bordeaux, but wines do vary by bottle and year. I have never seen wait staff or the owner be rude, inattentive or anything but the most pleasant and helpful, even speaking great english to people who will not even try to speak another language themselves.
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