Visiting Montmartre is a little like finding a secret Parisian village. Its hilly location allows for some spectacular views over the city and there are little houses tucked inside imposing gates. Of course there is the usual tourist circuit concentrated around the Sacre Coeur as well as the less savory side of Pigalle, but there are also quiet streets full of quirky boutiques and small charming restaurants.
We found one such restaurant when we dined, a deux, in Chez Pommette. This intimate and warm restaurant is perched a top one of those high Montmartre streets which on a clear day looks all the way out to the Pantheon. They even have the benefit of having a tiny terrace which was then happily occupied by two ladies with their apero drinks.
|I need to come back and take a daytime picture, the better to show you the Pantheon!|
We started with fresh roasted asparagus wrapped with prosciutto ham topped with ricotta cheese. And since asparagus are currently in season they tasted wonderfully fresh and if I may say, spring-like. The ham and cheese complimented the taste wonderfully.
For the plat, I decided to go with the fish served with black tagliatelle noodles and a serving of pineapples. Very savory indeed, with the noodles balancing the briny taste of the fish. The pineapples served to lighten the flavors of the dish and the sauce was a nice counterpoint.
And while I was happy with my fish dish, I must say that I was happy to take a bite of the pan fried veal and roasted potatoes just across me!
Dessert, always the best part was delicious! Their ile flottante, this sweet confection of vanilla meringue like dessert served with delicious creme anglais, was easily one of the best I've had in a while. Its not easy to make good ile flottante because its supposed to be light tasting despite all the calorific ingredients but this one hit all the right notes.
One last fond look before we hit the road....