French Politics: Fouquet’s
I could definitely enjoy a good foie gras here, don’t you think?This was probably what former French President Nicholas Sarkozy thought before booking Fouquet’s for the evening of May 6th 2007, to celebrate his victory in the presidential elections. I agree, totally.On top of very appropriate plating styles, the styles of a sophisticated Parisian venue, foie gras was truly excellent: smooth, tasty and combined with the sweet of purple figs made me crave a glass of Sauternes. The wine list has certainly a lot to offer, naturellement.
After the foie gras starter, my curiosity twisted towards a bass fillet in olive oil with baked apples.There is plenty of ‘patisserie’, some offered by the House,other that you have to ask for, like their specialty: millefeuille
and a lemon tart.
What surprised me most is that Fouquet’s location is where you would typically expect a tourist trap, at least my suspicious character would, quite the opposite Fouquet’s deserves a visit, that will not be cheap (I still thank my hosts) but worthwhile all the way.
99 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008– Paris
Tel. +33 (1) 40 69 60 50