Paris restaurant...Armand

May 6th, 2004, 05:35 AM
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Paris restaurant...Armand

A while back, St Cirq brought up this little place in a discussion on romantic restaurants. It is located at the north end of the Palais Royale on Rue de Richelieu, right down the street from Le Grand Vefour.

We enjoyed a couple of dinners there last week, and trust me on this...for an intimate dining experience with great cuisine in a lovely setting, this is the place to go. And the menu [a small apetizer, two courses, cheese and dessert]is only 41 euros, which is absolutely absurd.

And then there is the graciousness and charm of our host, Jean-Pierre, whose explanation of all the dishes and their preparation makes you wonder as you enjoy the ones you picked...good grief, what are the others like?!

"So what do you recommend, Jean-Pierre?"

"Well, the scallop souffle, beacuse that is the last of them for while. They are prepared with a very light vinegar and lemon sauce...and if you have the skate for the main course, that sauce is one of vinegar and butter, so the two dishes will in one respect be complementary, but quite different also. Those are coming from Brittany, you know, and..."

The first entree on the list, by the way ["Crepe Monsieur", as I recall] has a sauce that is absolutely incredible. Also, if you like creme brulle, his is served warm and is just right.

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May 6th, 2004, 07:33 AM
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Thanks Ron,

It's on my list now!
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Ursula mentions this restaurant on Bonjourparis and of the three restos there at the Palais, Armand was rated the best.
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I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ron. I hope to get back there this summer - maybe they'll have more scallops by then!
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May 6th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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It's on my list too! Thanks
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May 6th, 2004, 02:40 PM
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To PamSF: If you live in Sf, then you must be familiar with the restaurant Jeanne d'Arc in the Cornell Hotel de France. Wonderful innexpensive pre fix dinners in a beautiful setting.
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May 6th, 2004, 02:44 PM
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Thanks! Maybe I'll go there for my birthday dinner while I'm there
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May 6th, 2004, 02:45 PM
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Thanks, Just added it to my list for September!! How many days in advance do you need to reserve?
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May 6th, 2004, 05:59 PM
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I would guess about a week or two...but that's just a guess. He is closed in August, by the way.
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