L’Ambassade d’Auvergne

This was my first time visiting L’Ambassade d’Auvergne, but it certainly won’t be my last. Like many restaurants nestled deep in Paris’ Marais district, it’s old world-charm looks onto some of the prettiest streets of le ville lumiere. Perfect for a quiet night enjoying some Aligot, a sometimes overlooked dish that Massif Central France has been serving up for god-knows-how-long. And that’s precisely what brought me here.

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Before we get onto the devilishly decadent dish that is Aligot, and who we are presumably to blame for this culinary catastrophe, let me tell you something about this fish.

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This might be one of the best pieces of fish I’ve ever tasted. A simple, but incredible cut (Poisson du Jour), on a bed of ratatouille, lightly drenched in some jus I didn’t have the time to ask about, as a result of shoving it in my face faster than I could think.

So glad I got that out of my system. Now onto the Aligot.

So the basic gist of this is; Some asshole, many years ago, decided that mashed potato wasn’t amazing enough, and insisted on a dish in which it was blended with Tomme de Laguiole cheese, into a kind of sticky goop that would have people like me dreaming of it constantly after tasting it. Prick.

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We order the Sausage of Parlan & Aligot to get a real taste of this stuff. Even as I type up this review, my hooks are banging heavier on the keyboard, spiralling me into a murderous rage.

Suffice to say I recommend this restaurant and dish, to anyone with the wiggle room to become as furious as I was when eating here.

Oh P.S. They also brought out a mean plate of Chocolate Mousse that knocked my socks off. As if the rest of the meal wasn’t decadent enough.

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I’m out.

 

L’Ambassade d’Auvergne

Address: 22 Rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare

75003 Paris, France

http://www.ambassade-auvergne.com/fr/

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