|The inimitable Monsieur Levy, a one-man band|
It took a while after our 8:30 pm arrival before the remaining diners showed up and M. Lévy began slicing and dicing the ingredients so that the several course affair could get rolling. The preparation and servings were methodical, with each course being served to each diner in turn, seated at a handful of high tables. If you are in a hurry and in need of a quick dinner, P&F is not the place to be - it was after midnight by the time we paid up and donned our coats.
If it seems like I'm stalling to avoid talking about the food, you are an astute reader. Bear in mind, I'm stalling about the dishes because in procrastinating, I've forgotten their descriptions. The ingredients were fresh and tantalizing, okay, satisfied? Hey, its been a tough month with the world coming apart at the seams, and maybe you can forgive my memory lapses - I can't find my P&F receipt or visitation card, and all I have to rely on are a bunch of blurry photos, including those below (in order of their serving). By the way, I have finally - FINALLY - purchased a decent camera, and once I figure out how to use it, which hopefully will require less time than it is taking for me to master the French language, you should start seeing some really beautiful, amazing, fantastic food photos at this site. (Disclaimer - the first three photos above are not mine).
|An excellent fish soup to start off the evening|
|Risotto with a scallop on top|
|This, I believe, is cabillaud|
|Co. says thumbs up for the lamb|
|And for me, the non-eater of lamb, some of the tastiest scallops I've ever eaten|
|Dessert 1 - not really the apple of my eye, but Co. wasn't complaining|
|Dessert 2 - much better, and much more interesting than it looks (I vaguely remember mention of almonds and yogurt|
|When it comes to wine at P&F you take what you're offered from a couple of choices - this Graves did not disappoint, at all|
Eschewing end of meal espressos, our bill came to a reasonable €124 for the six-course meal and bottle, certainly reasonable for an unforgettable experience. I have no great urge to do it again, but a dinner at Prosper et Fortunée is one of those 'you've got to try it once' sorts of deals.
Prosper et Fortunée
50, rue Broca
Tel: : +33 1 43 37 70 39
Metro: Les Gobelins, Censier - Daubenton
|The restaurant sits unobrusively on a quiet Parisian street - one day you will have nostalgia for these blurry images (soon, I hope)|