Monday, July 20, 2009

Chez L'Ami Jean

 Dinner for breakfast at bistro Chez L'Ami JeanYou ask me where to eat dinner - go to L'Amie Jean and you'll not be disappointed. It's a bit cher but worth it. 34 euros for the prix fix. Inside is full of rustic ambience... The menu ardoise brought to the table - so start practicing reading chalky scrawl or just point and hope. The food and interior is Basque.








Nice Spanish details and very good homey bread from down the street at Secco Jamon from Spain...









Chef, Stephane Jégo throws around the bacon but it's paper thin and adds just a hint of surprise flavor to the dishes, almost like eating air.
 My order first visit to L'ami Jean...
 Anne had l'homard the second visit. Many dishes are happenings. Things are poured, tossed or cut a table adding drama and fun.
 A foamy mystery dessert Anne had. L'Ami Jean is famous for their Riz au lait ‘grand-mère’ en service - a huge heaping bowl of rice pudding you serve yourself.










A surpise ending -we were given take-away box full of guimauve/marshmallows.
I love their little business card.
For more detailed descriptions visit Food Snob. If you plan to go Figaro says to reserve one week ahead.
BONJOUR L'Ami Jean!

11 comments:

Anne Corrons said...

I perfectly remember this lunch! Who could forget a meal at l'Ami Jean?????? I'll bring this wonderful painting to Stephane!

Bistro Lover said...

Gawd that looks YUMMY!!!
Wonderfully complex food..not your usual steak frites enfin!!!

Jolly Dog said...

Your colors make me drool.
As does the food...
So lovely.

Foodwalker said...

your dish to the left looks like precebes ( barnicles).
Was it?
One of my favorite foods but soooo expensive.
I'll eat them in Spain.
Or was it razor clams?

nancy in Savannah said...

What a great find! I notice they must save their yoghurt containers like I did (the terra cotta cups). I had about 30 that I brought back with me and they made great containers for herbes de provence that I gave out for favors at my Christmas party, tied up with red and green tissue paper and string..

Seriously, I know you can buy them at the batterie de cuisine stores.

nancy in Savannah

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the 'link love'...
I see that there is still bacon over almost every dish! :P

Parisbreakfast said...

No bacon desserts though...

Loveitaly said...

like the shutters and the little iron filligree in the upstairs windows. :))

I remember them in Paris.

Gourmantic said...

I like the overhanging hanging jamon over the bar. It adds a wonderful rustic and regional ambiance.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Jégo needs to visit Fat Duck...

Di Overton said...

WOW I have saved this to my favourites. I could eat all this for breakfast any day.