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Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

During my last four months in Paris I tried, just like everybody else, to get a table at super popular Frenchie around a million times but without any luck. Eventually I gave up and decided to go to Le Chateaubriand instead, which was more like a nightmare (more about that here) I’m afraid. Anyway, after my visit at Le Chateaubriand I kind of lost a little bit of hope for a few of these super hyped and much talked about restaurants…

So when the lovely Diane asked me to come along for a dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar I was a little bit scared of a similar experience but said yes since I’ve seen her absolutely gorgeous photos of this place more than once and heard her words of praise at several times. Let’s give it a try I thought, and boy am I glad that I did!

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The relaxed yet bustling atmosphere, the concept of smaller dishes, the window into the little kitchen, the great variation on the menu and last but certainly not least, the amazing food made this restaurant a place I immediately wanted to come back to. And being there with the Frenchie expert (i.e. Diane) didn’t make it worse either, as she was kind enough to guide me through the menu, picking the dishes I wasn’t allowed to miss out on. The dishes we ordered, from top to bottom were (simplified since I can’t possibly remember all the details): foie gras (which I’m usually not the biggest fan of but this was just perfect), the burrata with mushrooms, tortellini with amaretti cookie crumbs (sounds weird but oh so delicious), quail with mashed potatoes (which was the best I’ve had since these), panna cotta with avocado foam and last an absolutely delicious lemon tart.

Another great thing was that the prices were far away from being too steep. I would happily return every single week if my bathroom scale and my wallet would allow me to.

I have to quote Diane because I think she said it the best: “I didn’t believe the hype, and I apologise. I get it now.”

  • http://www.danielle-abroad.com/ Danielle E. Alvarez

    Inexpensive? I actually found it a little pricey. It was worth it though :) glad you had a chance to finally enjoy it! The chefs are certainly talented.

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      No, I never think I said inexpensive? I said: “the prices were far away from being too steep” which isn’t the same as inexpensive to me at all. But sorry, perhaps I expressed myself wrong! I meant more like: “not expensive for the kind of food you’re getting” perhaps. Thank you! And yes, they really are :)

  • Caroline Gellatly

    Oh gosh, I adore your site – I’m so glad I stumbled upon it! It really does transport me back to Paris, strolling down the Champs d’Elysees to Laduree… Merci for brightening up my morning! xx

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much I’m happy you like it :)

  • Paprika

    This food looks delicious!! I love discovering new placesxx

    http://paprikapassion.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Me too :)

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  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

    That all looks divine, perfect French yet still modern cooking. Adding this to my list of places to try when I’m next in Paris!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Exactly :) You really should!

  • Jess

    Wow- I would definitely make a reservation here next time I head to Paris (whenever that will be!). I am obsessed with foie gras especially.

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    Jess

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Then you really should visit ;)

  • http://www.indulgingmywanderlust.com/ Usha

    I had a solo dinner at the bar with the bartender keeping me company the last time I was in Paris! Absolutely loved the food. The foie gras was so so good I still think about it today

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I’m so happy you liked it :) I can’t wait to go back!

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Looks great! Shall be visiting next time in Paris :) Thanks for the review x
    http://www.littlemissnottinghill.wordpress.com

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you! It was my pleasure :)

  • MichelleSafi

    Holy sweet Moses DROOL. DROOL. DROOL. my budget didn’t allow for Frenchie during Paris Part 1… but Paris Part 2 will… Now if i can just score a table…

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Well, this isn’t the Frenchie restaurant, it’s the Frenchie wine bar. You can’t reserve a table :) And the prices are not that steep!

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