Wednesday, October 3, 2018

La Méditerranée

La Méditerranée offers maritime inspired cuisine, in which particular attention is paid to the best ingredients, and is influenced by the accents of the south. Located opposite the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris, this restaurant is popular with the locals in the summer who like to dine beneath the azure blue awning.  Winning the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2018, we enjoyed a dinner of 3 courses for 36€ per person.

Our hotel was a short walk away, so we had no problem finding the restaurant and were seated at a charming table next to a window that looked straight onto the theater.  We ordered a bottle of white wine from Sancerre to go with our meal, and nibbled on the fresh radishes and crusty French bread with butter as we perused the menu.

Keith started with Soupe de Poissons de Rouche et sa Rouille - a traditional Mediterranean Fish Soup.  It came with fishy paste that one could add as much or little as they wanted to give extra flavor the soup.  The color was not that appealing, but it did not taste as bland as it looked.

I started with Seabream Ceviche with apple, cucumber, and lime.  The fish was cut kind of clumsily, but the flavor was refreshing with the added fennel on top.

For his main dish, Keith enjoyed the Golden Redfish with rice and vegetables.  The fish was tender and flaky.

I really like the Roasted Cod with chorizo butter sauce and potato puree.  The fish was cooked expertly and was very meaty and satisfying.

Lastly, for dessert Keith chose Panna Cotta à la Pistache that had a cheesecake texture.

I enjoyed a simple dish of Tropical Fruits with Madeline cookies.

Overall, we had a lovely reasonably priced meal of fresh seafood at La Méditerranée.  I could see how this place would be perfect for a pre-theater dinner or a summer's evening out.

Total Rating: 3.88
Food: 3.5, Price: 4.5, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

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