The restaurant has a warm and cozy ambience, which is complimented by the lush green garden of the Hotel Sofitel Le Faubourg. French delicacies such ... More
The restaurant has a warm and cozy ambience, which is complimented by the lush green garden of the Hotel Sofitel Le Faubourg. French delicacies such as Crab and Asparagus Salad, Filet of John Dory with Spring Peas, Spelt Risotto and Chorizo are on the menu. The place also has a non-smoking area.
Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet is a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer/Editor from Asia. He tells us of his latest gourmet discovery on a recent visit to Paris....
MOST gourmets have not heard of the Cafe Faubourg which is why it is the gourmets' best kept secret in the City of Light. As The Travelling Gourmet it is my job to travel the world in a hunt for superb delicacies, palate-pleasing wines and unforgettable sights. On a recent Gastro-Safari to France, I was delighted to stay in probably the safest hotel in Paris, elegant Sofitel le Faubourg. Very near the Champs-Elysee & famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, the 18th & 19th Century buildings are located in secluded Rue Boissy d�Anglas. Why is it the safest? Stay here on your next visit to Paris and you'll discover why. Every morning, I enjoyed a delightful breakfast in Caf� Faubourg of fresh croissants, omelettes with ham, cheese & tomatoes done to perfection and fragrant freshly brewed Caf� au lait. Impressed by the quality of breakfast, I decided to have dinner in the Caf� Faubourg. Sitting comfortably at a table with a flute of chilled Laurent Perrier Rose champagne, I faced a tranquil courtyard and felt like I was in a French nobleman�s house. I began with pleasing Frothy Chestnut Broth & Foie Gras Royale. The luscious flavours brought out by the Chef�s skill emerged like ballerinas to please my palate. Eagerly, I waited for my next course�a flavoursome Spice Crusted Pheasant Filet with pan fried Foie Gras plus Buttered Cabbage magically appeared. I carefully cut into the Foie Gras (it means �fatty liver� in French) and I could tell that the moist core had been done to perfection, neither too overdone nor underdone. You see, I am also a Chef and I have had special training at CIA. No,in case you are wondering, it is not the spy agency but the Harvard of haute cuisine, the Culinary Institute of America. I moaned in delight as the provocatively delicious, decadent and rich flavours caressed my tastebuds. A lovely glass of aromatic and complex Chateau Belgrave 2000 AOC Pomerol was a harmonious partner for the food. Dessert! I relished every morsel of the dessert of Roast Figs, fresh Walnuts and Ice Cream. Have you heard of the Tagine? The Tagine is the volcano shaped terracotta cooking vessel from Morocco. Here, they make a sweet Tagine for dessert which I found irresistible. Melt in the mouth-tender Fruit Tagine with pineapple and vanilla beans served with ice cream was Oh, La La heavenly! I met jovial & enthusiastic Chef Jerome Videau who told me about the Southwestern touch of the Meditteranean he likes to infuse in his excellent cuisine. One place I never go to in Paris is Jules Verne in La Tour Eiffel. Those in the know say, "it is only for the 'tourists americaine' " with bad service and mediocre food. However, on my next visit to Paris, I look forward to dining again in Cafe Faubourg. Guten Appetit!
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