One block Back and Other Parisian Food TipsThursday, September 05, 2013
If you are planning on similar adventure there are three things to remember
1 - One block back. Try not to eat at the restaurants right next to the tourist attractions. Walk around a little, start looking for somewhere at least one block back from the attractions and look for where the locals are eating. This is how we found Mad' Cafe, one block back from La Madelaine. To call this place a hole in the wall might be exaggerating its size. To be seated, the waiters have to lift the table to let you past, to the wall mounted bench seat. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in style and taste. The duck confit was to die for. The place was packed and buzzing with people making the most of their leisurely lunch breaks. I would have gladly returned there day after day.
2- Un pichet s'il vous plais - a pichet is a small carafe of house wine just the right size to go with lunch for two. The classy way to know when to say when. If the pichet is empty, it must be time for coffee.