36 rue St Louis en l'Isle 4e arr., Paris
Metro - Pont Marie
For my last dinner in Paris I took a walk from my apartment on the rue Rivoli to the Isle St Louis for dinner at Le Caveau
Le Caveau is really one of my favorite little places in Paris and it's always a pleasure to walk the streets of the Isle St Louis. This is my third visit to Le Caveau and I'm sure I won't be disappointed. I love the calm atmosphere and their reasonable fixed price menu.
I committed myself to try a different dish this evening. On my last 2 visits, I had the foie gras and duck both times.
OK, I am having the foie gras again. This is something I don't get at home very often so I think I will enjoy it's rich goodness. At Le Caveau they also don't have a surcharge for this dish. The slice they serve isn't huge, but it's a decent size and has a good taste. It is also artfully presented on the pretty dish.
My main course tonight will be a cote d'agneau (lamb chops) and I am interested to see how they are prepared.
When the dish arrives I am impressed. It was nicely served with 3 meaty lamb chops of good size resting on a disk of dauphinois potatoes (my favorite). The lamb chops had a bit of a rosemary flavor and were served in their own juices. This dish was very enjoyable.
Hmmmmm, dessert. I want to order the cheese assortment but I had this last time I was here so I need to try something different. The "gaufre" with ice cream and warm chocolate sauce sounded really good but it wasn't too exciting. What else can you do with a waffle with ice cream and chocolate syrup? It wasn't bad though.
On my third visit to La Caveau they have once again served a delicious meal and provided great service. I don't know why this place isn't packed every night. I have never had trouble getting a table, even at peak times.
For this visit I will have to give Le Caveau 4 hearts because of their tasty food, nice atmosphere and good service.
Smoking - I've been to Le Caveau 3 times and have never had a big problem with cigarette smoking. It isn't a very "social" dinner place so it doesn't seem to attract the chain smokers.
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