Can you spot my lunch destination in the distance?
I’ve read that securing a dinner reservation at Le Comptoir du Relais is as difficult as striking the lottery since it seems like everyone in town wants a taste of celebrity chef Yves Camdeborde‘s cooking! Fear not, lunch takes no reservation so it’s first-come-first-served. I arrived 10 mins after noon and the small bistro is already full! Can you believe that, argh.
9 Carrefour de l’Odeon (Relais St. Germain Hotel), Paris
No choice but to dine alfresco on the sidewalk. So Parisian, you say? Err, it’s winter. Thank
God Camdeborde for providing blankets and huge heaters.
Ordering was tough. The menu is in French; the staff speaks minimal English.
Heck, I just pointed to the table next to mine, “I’ll have what she’s eating :)”, cuz it looked good and the smell made my mouth water, whatever that was.
Heh, turned out that it’s a gratinated brandade (salt cod) and potato dish! Whipped till smooth, and baked till golden brown. Creamy and rich, it’s a nice comfort food on such a cold day!
Even the “salad” was delicious! No wonder seats here are highly sought-after. So learn from my mistake ok?