Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ballon et Coquillages in Paris, France

Crab and Shrimp

This was a little 12-seater raw bar (71 Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 1-45-74-17-98) serving local French seafood from the restaurant next door. There was no kitchen in here; just one round shaped bar. The single staff servicing the place in fact had to keep walking outside to the restaurant in order to shuttle food and drinks back in here. Either way, it was fresh and tasty; that crab (presumably similar to Irish brown crab?) was full of good back fat to scoop onto some crusty baguette. The headfat in the prawns was not as savory as the ones that I recall from Spain, but was more rich and buttery. The mayonnaise that they provided was a rather tasty too.

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