26 Mar 2014
We had a very early flight to Paris from the UK and needed an early meal so that we could have an early night. After all of our first choice restaurants were shut until later in the evening, we decided to go closer to the hotel and risk a restaurant in the 'touristy' Latin Quarter. BIG mistake!!! I wish we'd gone back to the hotel to use their WiFi to check on here first. This restaurant was TERRIBLE! The staff were ok, but a little slow. I ordered mussels in white wine to start - they had been stewed in hot water with an onion for God-knows-how-long, and I'd be incredibly suprised if any wine had been added. They were served in a bowl with a dried up piece of lemon on top, with the fishy flavoured water poured over the top - think well-chewed chewing-gum inside little shells. I had duck breast next. The waiter asked if I wanted it medium or rare - I asked for rare. What arrived was even more rubbery than the gum-like mussels!!! My husband's meal was just as bad. We both struggled to keep a straight face when they brought the dessert menu. Needless to say we got the bill and left!! We'll be getting a good night's sleep tonight and going further afield tomorrow.