Friday, September 16, 2011

The way lunch should be

Rachel’s going. Mel’s going. Erica’s been and raved about it. The restaurant du jour? Septime.

Located in the 11eme, it’s slightly industrial, but more country-chic. It’s my kind of interior.

Look through the window, and there’s even a lovely little garden out back.

Ann and I met there for lunch and it was a great experience all around.

While I left Ann to her starter of raw beef, pretty as it was,

I lapped up every bite of my velouté of kohlrabi with poached egg. Super miam.

As was the plat:

There was a succulent piece of merlu hiding under those slightly roasted greens and cauliflower shavings. Dollops of anchovy paste decorated the plate, too—a titch salty but still a nice accent.

And au final, dessert:

A gorgeous plate with a bar of ganache with a beautiful cassis-basil sorbet and raspberries. The ganache should have been room temp, it was a bit hard, but what a mélange of flavors!

If I still lived here, Septime would definitely go on repeat-visit list.


  1. This was such a treat!!! Thank you for sharing such a delightful luncheon hour :)

  2. Thank you for the address, I keep it in mind and plan to test soon

  3. So glad you enjoyed. I am going back in a couple of weeks and can't wait. Weirdly, I sent my parents, and they were not in love! I guess you can't please everyone, all the time.

  4. I KNEW you'd love it!! I have to try it for lunch!