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Maria, Andrea, Laure, Christophe and I have decided to test/taste one super-restaurant per year. We started last saturday with "Le Relais Louis XIII", rue des Grands Augustins in Paris (Joe Francis, if you read this, this is 30 meters away from the restaurant where we had dinner together last time you were in Paris with Maggie).

  • the place is just marvelous: it's the place where Louis XIII learned about the death of his father and therefore became King of France. The portrait of his mother close to the entrance is only 400 years old. It's cosy, classic style, large tables, no noise from the street. Very nice place.
  • service is just remarkable: the waiters are all friendly and smiling, they are not as distant as they use to be in french elitist restaurants. The wine waiter recommended us a not too expensive wine that I will remember, de-li-cious. The service is never intrusive and always answers very fast to your requests.
  • food is excellent, quality is top, tastes are yummy. And quantity is great: to tell the truth, I could not finish the main dish !
  • price is a bit expensive if you don't choose the lunch menu. With champagne, white wine, red wine, lunch à la carte (mise-en-bouche, soup, starters, main dish, cheese and pastries) and coffee, we peaked at 168 euros per person... That's why we are going to test one restaurant only per year.
  • what we preferred: potatoe cooked with truffles and caviar, ravioli of lobster and foie gras, roasted duck (1/2 duck per person !!!), roe deer steak and all pastries; and as I said above, the wines were exceptional.