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Resto Review: Le Colimaçon, Marais

Foie Gras, Le Colimaçon, Paris

I enjoyed an impeccable meal at le Colimaçon in the Marais on Friday night which commenced with some of the best foie gras I’ve had since arriving in Paris. The dish was roasted in a kind of fruity rind so that a light smoky sweetness infused the meaty liver. The combination of flavors was further enhanced by a sprinkling of chunky sea salt. Just perfect!

Seabass, Le Colimaçon, Paris

The seabass was served whole in a crunchy crust that was complimented by a savory saffron risotto. I had a hard time negotiating the fish bones as I am not accustomed to eating a fish like that, but nonetheless each tender morsel of meat I managed to pick off was well worth the effort!

Le Délice, Le Colimaçon, Paris

For dessert, the délice was a pleasing mix of fresh and dried fruits with a smooth cream finish in a lovely presentation, though I must admit it was just slightly too sweet for my taste.

As for wine, our knowledgeable waitress paired a delightfully light and fruity white with our meal that managed to compliment the various flavors of each course.

Practical Info:

Le Colimaçon serves traditional French cuisine with a Mediterranean infusion. Dinner service 7 days a week. Entrée+Plat or Plat+Dessert menus for 24€ as well as à la carte.

44 Rue Vieille du Temple in the 4th. For reservations call 01 48 87 12 01.

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Maggie B. #

    Sophie, you need to stop making me hungry. Your pictures and descriptions are too much for me!

    March 16, 2011
    • Sophie #

      Thanks Maggie! Maybe you wouldn’t be so hungry if you hopped on a plane to Paris and ate all this stuff along with me!

      March 27, 2011
  2. ornella #

    Le dessert et l’entrée ont l’air extraordinairement bons!!!!!!!!

    J’irai au Colimaçon, tu m’as convaincue! 🙂

    March 28, 2011
    • Sophie #

      Ornella ça fait trop longtemps qu’on se voit! Et oui il faut absolument diner au Colimaçon! Et surement avec moi!

      March 28, 2011

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