Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Le144 Petrossian

When life wants to give you caviar.
Go to Petrossian. 
Restaurant Le 144 Petrossian has a new chef Julien Violet, new décor and a new menu.
Last night was bloggers tasting night at Le 144 Petrossian.
New York was never like this.
Les oeufs de saumon sauvage, buratta, floeurs et feuilles.
Le Crabe Imperial.
L'Oeuf caviar. Oeuf de poule, fleurette au celery, caviar Alverta.
Miam Miam!
Meet Parisian blogger Caroline of The click
Though no longer a vegetarian I'm not ready to venture into le boeuf tartare even if dotted generously with caviar..
Desserts? No problem. On the far left we have a mini-Pavlova meringue filled with chocolat Guanaja, perfume de the plus a fraise. In the middle a mini-Napoleon. And far right a mini fig-quince tartelette inside spun sugar with a bergamote (?) coulis.
Truth be told Petrossian and I are joined at the hip (read that however you want) from way back. Café Petrossian on 7th avenue in New York was my go-to place for real French pastry. It's where the French in New York come for tea so it must be la vrais chose non?
A favorite pastime was tea and a tarte and sketching on site.
Et voila
And back in 2006 I even had a watercolor exhibit of their desserts in the café. Ah remembrances of desserts past...
Last night Caroline, Sollie and I walked home after the grand tasting at Petrossian on 144 rue l'Universite 75007.
Three Cinderellas returning to our tiny Paris pumpkins.
Have a wonderful pumpkin pie tomorrow PBers!


Foodwalker said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous!
Are you still leaving the delicious crusts now whilst living in Paris?

Parisbreakfasts said...

Paté sablée in Paris has become a Danger zone...hard to resist French beurre.

La Table De Nana said...

My favorite crust-
How I love your shadows:-)
The cork is so perfect..How enjoyable to meet bloggers too..going to peek:-)

The Wanderer said...

Thank you Carol for mentioning me :)
Try Synie's cupcakes and tell me what you think about their sweet cakes !

Nikon said...

I love the photos of the blogging photographers :)
The whole post is a great people-watching display - great candid shots, Carol.

Solli said...

It was very nice metting you yesterday!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Hmmm...ce depends
C'est trés dificile beaucoup foie(sp),

Parisbreakfasts said...

That's a tough since I never ever liked cupcakes or even birthday cake...same thing but mini version non?

Galerie Yakimono said...

Wonderful photos....Thanks for sharing.

french cravings said...

What a wonderful event! I agree…love the behind-the-scenes shots of bloggers taking photos. Looks like a network of lovely fellow food-lovers.
Happy Turkey day, Carol! xx Katie

Kiki said...

sigh :)
i just realise that i haven't had lunch yet - boy, am I HUNGRY now
lovely, lovely post - made me happy just to read
.... and I would have - exceptionally - even tried the tartare, it looks SO good!
bisous, je vais me faire manger quelque chose!

martinealison said...

Bonsoir ma chère amie,

Comment ne pas fondre devant vos dessins, les merveilleux amuse-bouches ?... et les douceurs des pâtisseries ? A cause de vous mon tour de hanche en a pris un coup ! Tant pis ! Le plaisir des yeux me fait saliver...
Une superbe publication et bravo pour oeuvres somptueuses.
Gros bisous à vous.

Unknown said...

That was a really beautiful post, those sketches are wonderful.

Patsy said...

You know, I've been subscribed to your emails for a very long time and it never occurred to me until now that I could reply! I just wanted to thank you (and what better day than today) for these lovely enjoyable for those of us who, so far, only dream of going to Paris!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh I wish you were along to encourage me to try and taste Kiki.
I've gotten much better but still could use a push now and then to try something out of my comfort zone.

Le Bonbon au Palais said...

Merci pour me maître l'eau à la bouche!!!
Caviar HUMMMMMGeorges

Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

What a wonderful caviar treat!

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Lucky bloggers! Always wanted to go there. One day...