Hey friends! Alix here. A couple of weeks ago, Hugo’s dad invited us out for brunch. He asked us to pick the spot and, without hesitation, we chose LA PALETTE in the 6th arrondissement. LA PALETTE was the first stop on our July bucketlist and we were so excited to share this fabulous dining experience as a family.
LA PALETTE is a classic French brasserie in a lovely Parisian neighborhood known for delicious French food. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. This is a great place to go for traditional French food and a classic Parisian ambiance. It is also a wonderful choice if you are planning to go for a delightful stroll after your meal. The “quartier” surrounding the restaurant is quintessential Parisian and we definitely recommend a neighborhood walk after you eat. At LA PALETTE, you are right in the heart of traditional Paris in the 6th arrondissement.
Across from LA PALETTE is MEERT, a bakery that, as the French say, « donne envie » (makes you want to go inside and try something delicious !). Clotilde Dusoulier wrote about the original location of this legendary spot in Lille on her blog, Chocolate and Zucchini. We will be trying it soon (it is going our September bucketlist!).
LA PALETTE is a Belle Epoque style brasserie. The interior houses lovely wall decorations in this beautiful style. We are always on the lookout for Belle Epoque anything. We love everything about the time period. We even had a Belle Epoque style wedding ! (We’ll have to write about that one day -maybe for our upcoming wedding anniversary !)
I ordered seasbass prepared with lots of olive oil, garlic and parsley with a side dish of perfumed basmati rice. (Simple but really on point delicious.) Hugo had « la bavette saignante » : barely cooked steak. This is our favorite way to enjoy it (very French) but you can ask to have it any way you like.
The steak was prepared simply as well with gorgeous rosemary roasted potatoes and corse sea salt. It was perfectly prepared and a real treat.
We were already full after our meal. Portions are classic French portions – reasonably sized – but this food is rich and filling. However, we were so tempted by dessert. We decided to share an exquisite tarte tatin – flaky, buttery homemade pastry holding a gorgeous layer of stewed and caramelized apples. (#Heaven) Hugo’s dad shared a coffee éclair with Hugo’s brother who also joined us for lunch. The coffee éclair was deliciously creamy and bursting with flavor.
La Tarte Tatin
L’éclair au café
Tarte Tatin et Café
Have you been to La Palette? What did you think? Would you go back? If you haven’t been, do you plan to go?
43 rue de Seine
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