Monday, January 16, 2006

Le Train Bleu

Mon amie, Mary, is making final preparations for her upcoming visit to Paris in February and recently mentioned that she and some of her cyber-friends from the Fodor's Europe messageboard are planning to have dinner together at the Gare de Lyon's beautiful Belle Epoque restaurant, Le Train bleu. I reminded her to try to book the "La Femme Nikita" table where Nikita and her "trainer", Bob, had dinner! As they say in spy novels, "Mission accomplished!"

Ooooooo! And just take a gander at the Menus page. Since my visit will only be a vicarious one, I think I shall have the home-made Treilles duck “foie gras” with vanilla flavoured fig quenelles (24 €) accompanied by a Glass of Château Adélaïde, cuvée Impératrice 2003 Gaillac (sweet)(7,5 €); Roast salmon steak with orange scented chicory leaves and cocoa chips (25 €) with Croze Hermitage Tête de cuvée 2003 Yann Chave (12 € a glass); Spiced Bread and Pear sorbet (12 €) with Flor Fina Espresso (4,5 €) and Bas armagnac château de Lacquy Millésimé 1981 (24 €). What a charming experience this was!

Le Train Bleu Restaurant
Place Louis Armand
75012 Paris

Reservations: 01 43 43 09 06
Fax: 01 43 43 97 96
Or contact via e-mail

Bar: Monday-Friday 7:30am-11pm; Weekends and national holidays 9am-11pm
Restaurant: Open everyday of the year 11:30am-3pm & 7-11pm

Metro: Gare de Lyon (lines 1 & 14)
RER: Gare de Lyon (lines A & D)
Bus: 20, 29, 57, 61, 63, 87 & the Balabus (La Défense - Gare de Lyon)
Train station (SNCF & TGV): Gare de Lyon
Shuttle bus to CDG airport

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