Alex, a Frenchman, has a series of reviews on YouTube. Here he is eating a delicious-looking beef bourguignon in a Parisian bistro called Le Petit Célestin. I’ve learned two important things here: the next time I make a beef bourguignon (a wonderful winter dish), I’ll ask my butcher for “joue de boeuf” (beef cheeks) instead of the other cuts I’ve used in the past. It’s a lot more tender. And I’ll add a small amount of “porto” into the sauce. Sweet and red, port wine is produced in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal.
Miam ! But the bread he used to sop up the sauce looked odd, don’t you think?
I did notice the bread. It looked like a sort of brioche-bread studded with fruits confits. Very odd indeed.
Charming. I’m starving now.
Me too. I’ve just come in after battling huge crowds in central Paris and Galeries Lafayette department store. I don’t know where all these people come from. Nothing to eat here except peanut butter and bread.
Nothing wrong with peanut butter and bread!
Always room for a little welcome foodporn..😉….we have never been to Celestine, but I can recommend another great version at https://www.chezfernand-guisarde.com/
Is this the place opposite of the place where we ate?