A Repeat Performance

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Mélodie Arsene, Co-owner
Mères et Filles
(c) Discover Paris!

Last night we returned to Mères et Filles, a wine bar and restaurant located at 8, rue Saint-Paul, for dinner and drinks. As we wrote a
review about this establishment on March 15 of this year, we are pleased to report that the service is just as gracious and the cuisine just as delicious as we remember it. My Tartare de crabe et avocat, a salad of crab meat and avocado, was particularly appetizing. I also tucked into a Woc de calamars et légumes, a dish of wok-fried squid and string beans. My partner ordered only a main course—Black Angus beef with chimichurri sauce. She was delighted with this mouth-watering dish.

We asked Mélodie, one of the owners of the bistrot and the server for the evening, to advise us on the wines, which we ordered by the glass. Her advice was beyond reproach!

The bread was fresh, soft, and chewy. Mélodie changed suppliers as a result of our March review, in which we reported the bread to be dry. She told us that her new boulanger won the best bread in Paris award.

The greatest joy, of course, comes from dessert. Monique ordered the Baba au rhum, as she did back in March, and I again ordered the NY cheesecake. Both were superb, with Monique’s rum-soaked baba served with a small glass of rum on the side (as if the rum in the rum-soaked baba was not enough!). My cheesecake was served with a small goblet of raspberry coulis. Sweet and delectable!

Our friend Michele, who hails from Chicago, joined us for dinner and enjoyed herself as well. She has promised to contribute an article to the blog about a French restaurant in her town whose chef worked with Guy Savoy in Paris. We are looking forward to this!

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