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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 22 Rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare
75003 Paris, France