It’s rare that you have a meal where everything goes perfectly right. Even at the finest restaurants, there’s may be a course that’s you don’t like, timing of service that’s a bit off, or just too much (or too little) food. Last year, a seasoned gourmand and regular traveler to Paris recommended Le Baudelaire to us. He wrote “[t]he food never disappoints and the course menu has no misses ever, which is a wonderfully welcome characteristic.”
After our dinner at Le Baudelaire, all I can say is that I completely agree.
It’s hard to place my finger on exactly why, but Bryan and I were both absolutely delighted by our meal at Le Baudelaire. True to our friend’s word, there was not a single ”miss”. Instead, the service was excellent and the meal flowed impeccably.
Even though I typically find traditional French food to be rich and overbearing, I found the food at Le Baudelaire to be refreshingly balanced and light (which I love).
It turns out Chef Anthony Denon’s philosophy on food focuses on sustainability (zero waste) and healthy, organic dishes “where fruits or vegetables are at the very core of the plate, including the sauces and infused waters.” No wonder I was such a fan.
Here’s a look at that ”perfect” meal we had.
Haha, I really though this butter looked like a Chinese soup dumpling (“xiao long bao” 小籠包). In fact, it is made to look like a ”marron” or chestnut.
We left the meal feeling perfectly satisfied, both our palates and our stomachs. I didn’t expect it, but this turned out to be one of my favorite meals in Paris this time around. Everything was ”just right”, from the flow of the meal and warmth of the service to the exquisite flavors in each individual course. Bryan and I enjoyed quiet conversation in a comfortable space. All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Paris who want a nice, high end, French dining experience.
6-8 Rue Duphot
75001 Paris, FRANCE