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Paris: Brasserie Balzar

49 Rue des Ecoles, Paris

We had our last meal in Paris at Brasserie Balzar, a restaurant near our apartment at St. Michel. After a week of trekking around Paris our feets were too sore to venture too far just for a meal but I was determined to try steak tartare before leaving. So Brasserie Balzar fitted the bill for being nearby and for having steak tartare on the menu!

Bread: Those small sourdough rolls were amazing! They had a great sourdough flavour.

BrasserieBalzar_Bread

Os moelle au gratin (ox bone marrow): A bit oily, but the marrow tasted great on grilled poilane. Too bad one of the bones had no marrow…

 BrasserieBalzar_Os2

Pork feet: Fall off the bone meat, but a bit too salty.

BrasserieBalzar_PorkFeet1

Steak Tartare: My first time trying steak tartare and I found it all right. Nothing off-putting nor super-redeeming about this specimen of steak tartare. I did think, though, that there was a bit too much mustard mixed in there, making me sneezy after a few bites.

BrasserieBalzar_Tartare
BrasserieBalzar_Frites
Fries…

Endives braisses from Brasserie Balzar: Tasted a bit bitter.

BrasserieBalzar_Endives

Very decent, traditional French meal, no doubt about it.

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August 24, 2010 - Posted by | French, Paris, Restaurants, Travels

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