Lunch At Bistrot Paul Bert
hile there are countless places that serve excellent food all over the Paris, there is a special culture specific to Paris that only a few have truly mastered. The bistro experience, or bistrot, as is the actual word used in Paris is a very unique and tantalizing one and there is one place that beats all others in providing that experience.
The Bistrot Paul Bert is a place where your afternoon will not only be one that is spent in experienced cooking hands but also a memorable one due to the sublime experience that this bistrot provides to all its visitors. What is it that makes the Bistrot Paul Bert such a wonderful lunch experience? To find out, keep reading.
When you talk about bistrot, you expect a sense of freedom and uniqueness in the place and the Bistrot Paul Bert nails that one in spectacular fashion. The furnishing is all but authentic finds from the flea market, something that gives Paul Bert a very welcoming and friendly look. There is a zinc bar on one side behind which you will find the owner of the bistrot. He is a very warm and enthusiastic guy and gives a very personal feeling to every customer.
The crowd here is made of regulars mostly and they all seem to know each other well. That doesn’t mean that a new customer will feel awkward but on the contrary, everyone is welcomed very nicely. A hint that the food here is amazing and is served in generous quantities is the humongous size of the napkins that you find on the tables. That fortunately is something quite true.
All the items are listed on a large chalkboard hanging on a wall and the list is usually composed of items that come with the season. The more common dishes include coddled eggs with cream and mushrooms, sole meunière and also the rare filet steak and the crisp frites. These items are always on the menu due to their high demand therefore you must give them a try. The specialty however is the special menu created daily which has a house favorite Sarawak filet and coddled eggs. This is something that you must not miss at any cost.
The food is simply incredible and that means it is a must to enjoy it with a great wine. The collection of wine that the Paul Bert offers its guests is exceptionally good and is all natural. The collection here can easily be deemed among the best collections in all of Paris.
After enjoying a hefty meal the best way to finish off is with either the Paris-Brest puff pastry which is filled with delicious hazelnut cream or the mouth-watering cheese platter which is made from raw-milk.
The prices of the items range from 9€ to 36€ and every item is worth every penny you spend in this place. The restaurant serves lunch from noon till 2pm which means you need to be there on time to get a place. To sum it up, the experience at Paul Bert is simply sublime and absolutely worth having.