Brasserie L’Alsace Paris
Champs élysées, the shopping district, an extremely high – end shopping district, in the heart of Paris, is lined with cafes & restaurants. After a early start to your shopping you can sit down at one of these restaurants . And so we did. We choose Brasserie L’Alsace Paris to have lunch at. There was no particular reason why we choose this one. They have both a sit out and a inside sitting. We choose to shelter ourselves in from the rains that day. It was easy to get a seating during lunch. It has a old world charm about it with extremely congenial waiters who seem to have worked with each other for long.
You can always check the menu before entering. Most of the restaurants here have a combo offer going; stater with mains or mains with dessert. This works out to Euro 23.50. You can also opt for a starter, main and dessert. This will set you back by Euro 30. Of course the combo menu is restrictive compared to the ala carte menu. I tried starter with mains while my friend went for main with dessert. Both of us had a glass of wine. The wine list though is quite decent and very reasonably priced taking into consideration you are sitting in the heart of Paris.
I tried the ‘fabled’ French Onion Soup and Roast Poultry Supreme for mains. My friend had Braised Pork Shank. It’s well presented and quite a huge portion. He said it tasted decent but nothing exceptional about it.
Mind you the French Onion Soup is a main by itself under the garb of a soup. It is quite filling and if you have not worked up an appetite, I guess French Onion Soup with or without a dessert should be good enough. The Roast Poultry Supreme was a tad overcooked. Their potions are generous to say the least.
We tried the lychee macron for dessert which was quite good. You have to remember you are having lunch in Paris. Here waiters don’t come and ask if you need anything. It is a laid-back ritual which has to be done right. So sit back, put your phone away, enjoy the wine and the food.