Chicken in Paris

May 17th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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elaine, rotisserie d'en face (jacques cagna) is an amazing restaurant, even if it's just chicken,
they have a fantastic dessert, a frozen caramel pie;
Other favorite place in that area was Espadon Bleu, another jacques cagna restaurant.

I developed a seafood and fish allergy recently so having a great chicken meal is key for me.
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May 18th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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May 18th, 2007, 05:49 AM
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Are these places still open two years later?
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May 18th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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LoveItaly,

I didn't realize you had never been to Paris. I think you'll love it.

Be careful, though. It could change your life. I had no desire to come here (I had been once as a child), wanted to go places I hadn't been, but my daughter wanted me to go with her.

Long story short, that was almost 9 years ago. I've now been living here for almost two years.
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May 18th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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May 18th, 2007, 08:47 AM
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Chez Louise is known for their chicken and it is delish...Fouquets has good chicken also.
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May 18th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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This should have been 2 threads:

1. Rotisserie chicken -- the original post, concerning buying a chicken at the market and eating it in a hotel room/apartment/park.

2. Restaurants that serve chicken and more specifically "poulet rôti", which 90% of Paris restaurants do, usually quite well.

Mixing the two subjects is confusing.
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May 18th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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All of the Jacques Cagna restaurants are very good and comfortable settings -- my trick is to skip the first course, and sometimes dessert and save a few euros and a few calories. During the last US election, I was having dinner at Cagna, alone, and had a KERRY button discretly attached to my purse. Chef Cagna came out of the kitchen, introduced himself, and said, in his charming accented English: "Eef you vote for Boosh, I weel put something very bad in your dessert!"
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May 18th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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Replying to questions from two + years ago is even more confusing.
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May 18th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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Allard also has a delicious roast chicken in a wonderfully traditional setting. Alas, it is for two, so if your partner wants something else, or if you are alone, -- no chicken for you! Unless, of course, you are VERY hungry!
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May 18th, 2007, 10:27 AM
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Old threads can be more confusing than helpful. If you want roasted chicken, just keep your eyes open when you are out and about in Paris each day. Jot down street names if you need to.

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May 18th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Paraphrasing from my trip in December 2006:

"It was now time for our Christmas Eve meal at Rotisserie Du Beaujolais, which is owned by the Tour de Argent folks (fortunately, not the same prices as their more famous counterpart).

We were seated next to the window. The restaurant is informal, but cute. It has a country French motif, and the windows are adorned with lace curtains, while the tables are topped with yellow linens (thank God Tracy takes some notes). On this particular night, everyone, from the hostess to the servers, was more than jovial, which made for a relaxed meal.

....The meal was quite good. I started with escargots and handled the tongs expertly, so no snail shells flew onto unsuspecting tables. Tracy started with warm leeks with vinaigrette, diced onions and parsley.

We both had the rotisserie-roasted chicken served on a large platter at our table (very good). The creamy, buttery mashed potatoes were delicious, especially on a cold night.

Dessert consisted of a warm, chocolate cake with framboise sauce and vanilla glacé for me, while Tracy had the Bouche de Noel in a crème anglais with citron (perhaps Grand Marnier). Both were very good.

As we savored our meal over an Irish coffee (or two), we were visited by one of the owners. Well, sort of). The Rotisserie Du Beaujolais has a resident house cat who is, to say it mildly, a little rotund.

Obviously, the chicken is made to his liking. The cat (being very feline-like) said a quick “Merveillmeow” to us and then moved on, presumably to have another meal.

....Overall, the restaurant impressed me. I had heard mixed reviews, but I have no regrets choosing Rotisserie Du Beaujolais as our Christmas Eve choice. Everything from the food to the décor to the service was more than pleasing, and they make a hell of an Irish Coffee."

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May 18th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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I did not realize that this thread was that old. I did a search and this was near the top of the list, so I thought it was more current.

Hopefully there is still some valid information on here.
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May 18th, 2007, 08:23 PM
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An even better way to get rotisserie chicken is with the paëlla! Have found this frequently at local markets - a fragrant dish of paëlla with 1/4 golden brown chix placed on top from the huge skillet- but never in Paris! Why not?
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