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Au Petit Tonneau – Eat UNESCO? Why no Trip to France is Complete Without This

In 2010, The Gastronomic Meal of the French has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

You can watch this short video to learn more about it.

As someone once told me “you can eat very well in Paris, but also very badly”.  Paris is filled with restaurants catering to tourists.  Service is usually bad, and the food is just as bad; and while the diversity of restaurants in Paris is definitely increasing, classic French dishes seem to be disappearing.  I’m talking about the kind you find in a Julia Child’s cookbook.

Enter Au Petit Tonneau.  A place that still has all the great French classics on the menu AND fantastic service!  This is a must eat place on every trip to Paris.  I started with escargot:




and as a main, had the blanquette de veau (a classic veal stew):


my wife had the sole menuiere (another classic):


and of course no French meal is complete without the cheese course:


Finally, a caramel flan for dessert.


This was a solid classic French dinner.  Service, as mentioned above, was fantastic.  I will definitely be back on my next trip to Paris.  8/10


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