After a 13 hour flight filled with crying babies and restless naps, I was tired and hungry and grumpy. But I made it to Paris!!
Best solution for my sadness? FOOD! Better solution? Food I’ve never tried before…escargot! And a large helping of food I have tried many times before and know I love…steak /droooooool
Robert et Louise was my first meal in Paris. The place was super cute. It had exposed brick walls, a giant fireplace where the steaks were sizzling, and more dining space downstairs. I counted on them to introduce my pallet to escargot, and they did it deliciously. Here’s how to eat escargot without looking like a noob:
- Grip the shell in the scissor like tongs for stability. No need to use too much force. Be gentle
- Hold the small snail fork in the other hand and extract the meet with a pulling motion.
The escargot had a slight chewy and crunchy texture. Reminded me of deep fried calamari or soft cartilage. There was a slight earthy taste, but because my escargot came with a delicious pesto sauce, that was the main flavor.
The steak was absolutely delicious. It was a little redder than the “medium well” I was used to, but it was super tender and flavorful. I was so full that I was starting to food coma in the restaurant. Food limit reached, sleep cycle begin!
Robert et Louise: http://robertetlouise.com/
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