Les Negociants, Paris

The day after the Night Vale live show, we were fairly slow getting up and ready, so we ended up skipping breakfast and going straight for lunch. We decided to head to a place that Jan and I had been to before – Jan twice and me once. We arrived at around 12 o’clock when the place was still pretty much deserted, and were able to grab a table outside. Despite it being November by that point, it was still as warm as summer! By the time we’d finished eating and left, the tables had all filled up and the place looked like this:

Paris

The first time Jan went to this restaurant was with a local when he was in Paris for some meeting or conference or something. He liked it so much that, the next time the two of us were in Paris, he wanted to introduce me to the place. And because I enjoyed it too, this time we decided to take K along.

For our main courses, K and I chose lamb. It was melt-in-the-mouth tender and came on a bed of mashed sweet potato. Mmmm! Jan had the pork, which was marinated in cider and served with chunks of stewed apple and a little pot of mashed potatoes. I trued his pork and the marinade was delicious!

Next up, the reason we had wanted to come to this place again… the desserts are to die for! Jan and I each decided on the Pain Perdu (sorry if that’s spelled wrong) – a French version of eggy bread/French toast. I’m told it means “lost bread”. The bread was soaked in a salted caramel sauce and came served with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream. Salted caramel is one of my favourite things in the whole world, and I savoured every last bite. K choose the apple tart, as the only item on the menu that was lactose free. I tried a tiny bite and that too was delicious.

I finished my meal with a cappucino – it had got rather late the night before, after all!

If you ever find yourself in Paris, check out Les Negociants and be sure to eat dessert. I promise you won’t regret it! To get there, take the metro to Les Gobelins. You will find the restaurant on the corner of Blvd St Marcel and Ave des Gobelins.

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13 thoughts on “Les Negociants, Paris

  1. Oh my gosh, the pain perdu with salted caramel ice cream looks and sounds incredible!!
    I weirdly have not had many great food experiences in my trips to Paris – I find it really hard to find vegetarian food that’s good there 😦 But their desserts are usually a win!

    1. I’ve never really tried to find vegetarian food in Paris, but I imagine it would be hard. We went to a little cafe called Kozy not far from the Eiffel Tower and Les Inavlides (sort of between them). They had all organic foods and I think a lot of it was vegetarian. The person working was so nice and we ended up getting a brownie free because we had shared it between 3 of us then when we were dicussing how to pay for it the guy was like “the brownie is my treat, just pay for the rest!”. I had a courgette and lemon soup there that was really nice – so refreshing! They also had quiche with leek, which I didn’t try because I hate quiche but my boyfriend said it was good 🙂

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