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The perfect French bistro for dinner – if you manage to confirm your reservation: Restaurant Au Petit Tonneau (23. November 2022)

| January 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you want to dine out at the Au Petit Tonneau, you have to make sure that you are getting your reservation confirmed. My friend had called to book a table, but they ended up not noting down that reservation – so, we were just lucky that they somehow arranged for a table for two for us. Once you’re seated, you’re served some “salami and radishes” which is nice to get your palate started.

Then, it was time for a little surprise from the kitchen in the form of a “butternut soup” which was quite perfect since it started getting cold outside, so a little warm soup, even if tiny, was just perfect.

Since we decided to try a few different things, we decided to share starters and mains. The “twelve Burgundy snails” (EUR 22.00) were nice – I mean, the sauce was great, and the snails themselves were fine too.

The “salad of white beans, grilled octopus and chorizo” (EUR 18.00) was nice in terms of combination, and, what I must say, the grilled octopus was actually quite delicious in terms of texture. Usually, they are quite chewy which is not really something I enjoy a lot, but this time, the octopus was actually lovely.

As a first main, we went for the “old-fashioned blanquette of veal, rice pilaf” (EUR 32.00) which was quite nice.

What was even better was the “double cooked pigeon, braised cabbage with bacon” (EUR 40.00) – usually, I’m not too big a fan of pigeon, but this particular version was actually super enjoyable and nice to eat. And it went super well with the braised cabbage with bacon.

Last but not least, I went for the “fromages affinés (Sainte Maure, Reblochon et Comté)” (EUR 12.00) which was a simple selection of different cheeses – but it was a good one, i.e., an enjoyable one.

The place is tiny – I think it hosts space for approximately 20-25 people only. And it’s not like you got large luscious tables but minuscule ones, so when we had all that on the table, it was really hard to move and not spill anything. All in all, the Au Petit Tonneau is a lovely place though – simple, but appealing! Just how it should be for a French bistro! Definitely worth coming here, but make sure you book your table well in advance and that you get it reconfirmed.


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Restaurant Au Petit Tonneau

Rue Surcouf 20

75007 Paris (F)

Tel.: +33 1 47 05 09 01

E-Mail: aupetittonneau@gmail.com

Homepage: http://www.aupetittonneau.fr

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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