Given that I've already reviewed Louis fairly recently, I'll just illustrate the meal that Co. and I had a couple Friday evenings ago. If you want more details, you can scroll down to the bottom and click on where it says 'Older Posts' to reach my June 2015 review. Just to remind you, at Louis you have two choices - six courses (48 euros) or eight (62 euros, including a cheese dish). Our 2012 Languedoc (Montpeyroux Sylvain Fadat) was priced at 37 euros.
|An amusing amuse bouche to start off - the third in the row is a polenta cube beside its accompanying vinegrette.|
|The final amuse bouche - poached egg and something, something.|
|(Another blurry one ..) Foie gras with light-as-a-feather brioche for dipping. If you went with the 6 course menu, you wouldn't have gotten this one, a serious loss.|
|Fish and seaweed|
|Perfectly cooked canette with vegetables|
|Chevre with toasts and pebbles, the latter not for consumption|
|A subjective look at dessert 1, reflective of the amount of alcohol I had consumed prior to getting there, but much, much clearer in real life.|
|Dessert 2, a deadly ganache|
|For good measure, some extras, minus the one I already consumed. And not mention the little plastic doggy bag with some more patisseries for Co., a sexist discrimination of the worst sort.|
Before bringing this one to a close, I have to complain about something, despite my saying I had nothing to complain about. As is the case in many Parisian bistrots (and, no doubt, beyond), whose carte is comprised of a tasting menu and often nothing else, the courses are not listed, but are left as a surprise. What am I four-years-old? If I'm shelling out 150 euros or more for a meal - however terrific it might be - I'd prefer to know up front what I'm paying for. But I guess that's an idiosyncratic quirk that you are likely to view as reviewer nitpicking, or worse. So forget I mentioned it. Did I say that I really like Louis (the restaurant)? Don't forget that.
LOUIS (Stephane Pitre)
23 rue de la Victoire
tel. 01 55 07 86 52