Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Josephine Chez Dumonet
117 Rue du Churche-Midi
75006 Paris
Josephine Chez Dumonet
Tel: +33 1 45 48 52 40
Cuisine: French
$$$ ($30-$45)
Fri, 09/09/2016, 1:00pm reservation
     (4.5 Piglets)

Two years ago, I attempted to dine at Josephine Chez Dumonet for lunch and was turned away (they were fully booked). This time around, I did the same exact thing but called the restaurant a few hours earlier to see if they had an availability for lunch. I was in luck and on the train to dine at this restaurant. I was told this would be the place to have the best souffle and I needed to try it. 

Josephine Chez Dumonet is a simple and traditional French bistro located in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. There are seats outside where you can dine al fresco, one of the best things I personally love about Paris. Upon arrival, you are greeted with a glass of wine and a menu that is strictly in French to keep the French restaurant French and not American-French (although many diners tend to be tourists unfortunately). I wanted to order dishes that this place was known for...the beef and the soufflĂ© and maybe throw in a bit of foie gras while I was at it.

The interior
A glass of wine as a welcome drink. Refreshing and delicious! 
SPECIAL DIP SERVED WITH BREAD. This was good and definitely a bit on the heavier end. It's like a pate but made with fish. It was a good starter dish. 

FOIE GRAS DE CANARD FRAIS MAISON ( LE DEMI: 18 EUROS). This is one of the reasons why I love French food so much. Foie gras is one of my favorites and this was good. The foie gras was slightly delicate, but definitely better than Frenchie's restaurant. It's simple, plain, with some pepper to bring out the flavor. This is normally how I get it served. It would've been nice to have a bit of compote and a small salad to go with it, but it was good nonetheless. 
BOEUF BOURGUIGNON AUX TAGLIATELLES (LE DEMI: 20 EUROS). This was a lot of food for a half order and for lunch (considering I was planning to head to L'Astrance for dinner). The beef was super tender and the sauce was thick and flavorful, almost gravy like. You can tell there was a lot of time and effort put into creating this dish. It was accompanied with tagliatelle, which was nestled with some butter. It was a perfect balance to the whole dish. I thought it was darn good. 
Look at the beef! 
The noodles were delicious! Perfectly al dente and perfectly cooked! 
I was able to put together my dish and this is how it looked. 
MY FAVORITE DISH. SOUFFLE AU GRAND MARNIER SERVI AVEC SON PETIT VERRE (18 EUROS).  This dish was absolutely amazing. When I first saw it, I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. The gigantic souffle stood on its own, with a crispy exterior and a warm, airy and light interior. It's served with Grand Marnier and all I had to do was break into this scrumptious dessert and pour the alcohol. It's good on its own, but the alcohol added even more flavor. I loved every bite and I seriously would come back here just for this dish.  
Overall, Josephine Chez Dumonet was pretty darn good. It was a lot of food for me to eat during lunch and quite heavy as well. I'm glad I was able to finish it off with something light and the best dish of the day: the souffle. The staff were impeccable. They all spoke English, which again, catered to the tourists. It can be a bit pricey for lunch, depending on how much and what you order. Even with the half orders, it was pricey but a lot of food to fill up your tummy. There are still so many other dishes that looked amazing that I want to try, including a tableside beef tartare and a pigeon dish. I'm definitely glad I tried this place and I wouldn't mind going back if I'm in the area. 

The video of the souffle: 

Look at how happy I am with the souffle: 

Notable Dishes: Grand Marnier Souffle and Boeuf Bourguignon aux Tagliatelles

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