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Do you know the name of this restaurant on Isle St. Louis?

Do you know the name of this restaurant on Isle St. Louis?

Apr 19th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Do you know the name of this restaurant on Isle St. Louis?

My husband was remembering fondly the other day a meal we had at a restaurant on Isle St. Louis. I remember it was on a corner on the main street through the middle of the island - sort of in the middle of the island on the righthand side if you are walking away from Notre Dame. The decor was very eclectic and I think(?) there were cows or something. Anyway, he ordered chocolate mousse for dessert and they brought around a big bowl and let him serve himself as much as he wanted! Thanks.
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Apr 19th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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I remember that restaurant with the cows in the window - it was hysterical! I took photos to send to someone who loves cows. Sorry I don't know the name of the restaurant but it was on Rue St-Louis-en-L'Ile.
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Apr 19th, 2008, 04:11 PM
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It;s probably l'Ilot Vache
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Apr 19th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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If it was Michael's restaurant posting. I didn't go after reading this review. Was your visit after 2006?


http://www.paris-eating.com/11942.htm
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Apr 19th, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Not my posting. I just found the name by going to the Pages Jaunes. The name is a pun: l'île aux vaches, L'Ilot Vache.
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Apr 19th, 2008, 05:50 PM
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I forgot it was once a cow pasture. Thanks!!
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Apr 20th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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We ate there prior to 2006. Looks like that is the one. Thanks so much for your help. Here is a pictures:

http://www.fra.cityvox.fr/restaurant...46/Profil-Lieu

I saw it described on several sites as a "du pays" restaurant. What does that mean?
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Apr 20th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Oh, babelfish says it means country.

This article by Rudy Maxa says:

Restaurants such as L'Ilot Vache on the corner, decorated in a delightful and mystical cow theme, define gastronomy

full article:

http://www.rudymaxa.com/article.php?ArticleID=116
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Apr 20th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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How do you pronounce it?
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Apr 20th, 2008, 08:53 AM
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phonetically....Lee-low vash
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Apr 20th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Rather than a written approximation of the pronunciation, try this site:

http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php
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Apr 20th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Clicking on URL does not work. You'll have to manually copy the reference and paste it.
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Apr 20th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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Did you listen to the pronunciation? It sounds nothing like the name of the restaurant. It was pretty funny!
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Apr 20th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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I did listen to both versions, and it is closer to the actual pronunciation than the written phonetic suggestion. But the male tends to swallow the syllables and the female doubles or emphasizes the second "l" too much.
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Apr 20th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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Here's the real funny part - I didn't realize I had to change languages. Go listen to it in English. It wasn't so funny when I requested French. I think I like Arnaud the best of all the French choices.
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Apr 20th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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That's what I figured after I posted.
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Apr 20th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Thank you! The AT&T site does sound very robotic but interesting.
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Apr 21st, 2008, 10:53 AM
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Actually the pronunciations are not very robotic if short and simple sentences are used. I tried it with two:

Je voudrais le poulet et les frites (taken from a radio ad for a foreign language learning system)

and

Où vas-tu cet après-midi?

Juliette is the most consistent. Alain and Arnaud swallow the "tu", and Arnaud is weak on the pronunciation of "frites". I would expect the interrogative inflection to be missing if it were robotic, but it is not. The problem is that the non Francophone is not in a position to judge which pronunciation to choose as the better one.
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