Class ended on a Friday so we celebrated a great week together over dinner at Fish (La Boissonnerie), one of three places on Rue de Seine owned by Juan Sanchez . The man is amazingly busy because he also owns La Derniére Goutte wine shop around the corner. The restaurant’s name suggests it serves only seafood, but one look at the menu reveals the variety of dishes on offer. Lamb, poultry, and pork were also on the menu for our visit.
After perusing the choices, I went with a fish “theme” just for fun. Dishes included a beautifully deconstructed ceviche, mullet grilled a la plancha and served with gnocchi, and a dessert cleverly named coupe fish/fish bowl, a tasty take on a sundae featuring apples, orange, and cassis.
Not only was the meal delicious we had great service as well, something the Paris dining scene has not been famous for but that is slowly changing. The upstairs kitchen was recently redone, and I just had to check it out. The guys even invited me in to take a peek! Renovations are almost complete, with a chef’s table to be added soon, offering a few lucky diners a front row seat to all the culinary action. Oh, and if you find yourself worn out from speaking French (or trying to in my case), you’ll be happy to know Fish is a place you can pause your linguistic aerobics because everyone speaks English. Mind you, plenty of French was being spoken as well.
Bon appétit! x Katie