Thursday, July 25, 2019


Le Chardenoux
1 rue Jules Valles
Paris 75011
Tel: +33 1 43 71 49 52
Cuisine: French, Seafood
$$$ ($30-$45)
Sun, 7/7/2019, 8:00pm reservation
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Cyril Lignac is a celebrity chef who managed to encompass all of what Paris has to offer: cooking, chocolate and pastry. He has managed to be a true entrepreneur, opening up a pastry and chocolate shop right across from his restaurant Le Chardenoux. 

Le Chardenoux is a food establishment that serves up traditional french cuisine with innovative and modern techniques. Their main focus is on seafood, but their desserts aren't too be missed! 

YES! We got some wine and cocktails! 

CRISPY GALETTE, CRAB, MADRAS CURRY, AVOCADO (25 EURO): This was absolutely scrumptious. Imagine a sophisticated tostada...revamped the French way. It seems the French know how to make it right and that they did. The avocado added a creaminess to the beautiful delicate crab. The base of the galette resembled a tostada, giving it the crunch that it needed. Everything was perfectly balanced. 

SQUID, CHORIZO, ESPELETE PEPPER (15 EURO): If you ever wanted to know how fresh squid could taste like, then this dish is it. The squid was perfectly cooked but the sauce that came with it was the highlight. It had a smoky, and spicy taste that when soaked with bread, was the best thing imaginable! 

LANGOUSTINES RAVIOLI, LIGHT BROTH, CABBAGE (25 EURO): This was one of my favorites!!! The pasta was so delicate and the langoustine was super tender. It's a must order if you love pasta as much as I do. 

HOMEMADE FRIES: How could you say no to fries? You just cant. It's a must. 

MONK FISH ROASTED, FRESH SOY, TANDOORI CREAM, SESAME (28 EURO): I don't usually like cooked fish because most of the time, restaurants over cook it...but not here! The fish was perfectly delicate, flaky, and soft. 
MASHED POTATOES: Um...can I say these are one of the most buttery mashed potatoes you'll ever have?! It's like Joel Robuchon potatoes so you must order it!!
FRESH AND CANDIED CHERRIES, ORGEAT MILK GRANITA (12 EURO): If you like refreshing desserts that isn't too sweet for your palate, then this dessert is for you! It has enough sweetness to be classified as a dessert without all the cream heaviness. You almost feel like you're eating healthy! 

MY FAVORITE DISH: MILLE FEUILLE, VANILLA, PRALINE PECAN NUTS (12 EURO): OMG! I think I just died and gone to heaven! Look at this lusciousness! The mille feuille is one of the hardest desserts to make, and somehow, this place does it right! It's crispy and buttery and sweet and creamy. It basically has everything you ever wanted in a dessert. If you've never had one, you need to try this French traditional dessert. Trust me on this one! 

Overall, Le Chardenoux became one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. It is reasonably priced and the food is outstanding. The waiters speak English and are knowledgeable in both food and wine. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. We opted for the outdoor since it was lovely out, but keep in mind, people will still light up a cigarette. This was a little way out of central, but so worth the trek! 

Favorite Dishes: Mille Feuille, Crispy Crab Galette and Langoustine Ravioli


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