tarte flambee in Paris

Jan 7th, 2009, 06:24 PM
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tarte flambee in Paris

Any suggestions for a restaurant in Paris which has a great tarte flambee?
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Jan 7th, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Never had Tarte Flambe, but I must confess that many of the fancy dishes that are served by pyromaniac waiters, at great expense, have been a disappointment to me. Look spectacular, but don't lie up to the flash IME.

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Jan 7th, 2009, 08:24 PM
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In a little town outside Colmar we went to a place that served almost exclusively tartes flambées - - and they were exactly as described here on wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarte_flamb%C3%A9e

Essentially like a big thin pizza prepared in a wood-fired oven...

...and not at all like any "flambéed" dish you might get in America (like "Cherries Jubilee" or "Bananas Foster") - - so there's no role for a tableside "pyromaniac.

I'm not sure if you can find the Alsatian variety of tartes flambées in Paris or not - - but i would be surprised if the term has any other meaning anywhere else in France.

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Jan 7th, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Okay - - NOT so difficult to find in Paris...

see http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34767925 for info on www.flams.fr and other places.

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Jan 8th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Hi nuke,

Tarte flambee (flammekueche) isn't a fancy flaming dish.

It's Alsatian pizza.

Very, very good.

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Jan 8th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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If you're looking for an actual dessert tart that's flamed, head to Petit Andelys in Normandy and have a meal at La Chaîne d'Or. The restaurant sits right on the bank of the Seine and does a very tasty warm apple tart flamed with Calvados.
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Jan 8th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for filling a gap in my gastronomic education. Tartes Flambe are now on my "Must Try" list.

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Jan 8th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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It's definitely tarte flambee I'm looking for - like a pizza but a thousand times better! I lived in Alsace many years ago and we had tarte flambee every Sunday night.(gratinee - with extra cheese - was my favourite!) Thanks for the suggestions - I will look them up. I can't believe that there is actually a chain of tarte flambee restaurants!! Wow!
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