The meal I still dream about

17 Mar

Can you think of one meal that you would repeat over and over if you could? I’m not talking about your go to comfort foods (mine is tomato soup and grilled cheese) or your favorite food of all time (I can eat salt and vinegar chips like it’s my job). I’m talking about the most delicious meal you had in your entire life that still makes your mouth water just thinking about it.

For me, it was a dinner I shared with Sebastian at a little restaurant in Paris called Chez Marie Louise. The bf and I both adore Trip Advisor and spend many hours researching before our travels. I wish I had stumbled upon this gem, but it was Sebastian who discovered it.

If you read the reviews, you’ll see that it’s now ranked #37 of restaurants in Paris, and with good reason. The atmosphere is lovely, the prices are reasonable, the service is outstanding and the food is out of this world amazing.

Eggplant at Chez Marie Louise |

We started our meal with warm eggplant, ricotta cheese and tomato confit. After one bite, I knew our evening was going to be awesome. For the main course, I chose the scallop ravioli with lemon butter and fried zucchini, and Sebastian had veal kidney with beans and orecchiette pasta. Let me just say, I would eat those ravioli for every meal if I could – to die. The kidney tasted like kidney, but I was proud that I tried it – the bf thought it was very tasty.

Scallop Ravioli at Chez Marie Louise |

Veal Kidney at Chez Marie Louise |

We finished dinner with a dark chocolate cake with hand-harvested sea salt. You guys, I was in heaven. From the cozy, intimate setting to the chalkboard menu to the wonderful food selections –you really can’t go wrong.

Chocolate Cake at Chez Marie Louise |

If you ever find yourself in Paris, head to the 10th arrondissement near the Saint Martin canal. The place is small, so I recommend reserving a table before you go. And seriously, you have to go.

Chez Marie Louise
11 rue Marie et Louise – 75010

3 Responses to “The meal I still dream about”

  1. Pat 03/17/2014 at 10:09 am #

    Wow. You an Sebastian make every vacation inviting!! And I agree with you the ravioli sounds delicious but ill have to pass on the kidneys. Lol. Love ya

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  2. amanda 03/18/2014 at 10:34 am #

    the best meal i ever had was in a tiny italian restaurant outside of london. rather than bother with a menu, the chef came up to our table and told us what he was making that evening. he decided our meal for us! we had lobster-stuffed chicken…some AMAZING panna cotta with berries…and fried sardines. i had never had sardines before, but these completely changed the way i thought about fish. sometimes the best dishes are the one you least expect!

    • The Wild Child 03/19/2014 at 9:14 am #

      That chicken sounds beyond amazing. I would have been nervous about the sardines, haha!

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