- Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2011
- Categories: Dining Out
Through a french friend’s recommendation, we made time to check out Au Pied de Fouet at Rue Saint Benoit, which happens to be just across the river from Louvre and a few block east of Musee d’Orsay. Convenient since they only open for dinner at 7:30pm and we got there around 7:00pm, so we ended up visiting Orsay before coming back at around 8:00pm.
The place was really small and unassuming. That seems to be the trend with all the great eateries in Europe isn’t it?
The place gives off a homely ambience. Waiters were also quick and very welcoming.
We both settled for Noix d’entrecote (I also had a glass of red), which is rib eye steak and totally affordable at €11.90. It came simply with pomme puree (mashed potatoes) which were superb!
We had to share our table with strangers, which we didn’t mind. A middle aged couple came by to sit with us and struck up a conversation, which was really nice! The wife shared with us a bit of insight to France since they both had been here multiple times before. She told us Parisian used to be rude back in the 80s, but now they had gotten a lot better.
So there you go, French people are not rude and I was satisfied with the meal ;)
Au Pied de Fouet
3, rue Saint Benoit