You may have noticed a new widget in my sidebar. It takes you to a site selling a guidebook to Paris restaurants. It's written by Adrian Leeds, who lives and writes and eats in Paris.
Are her recommendations any good you ask? Let me tell you about Le Felteu.
Adrian billed this as the place to get the best lambchops in the area. The rest of the menu was also given a thumbs up. So Alan and I ventured out last Friday night.
The entrance is the sort that, without a recommendation, you might just miss. You walk in through the bar to a small dining room that looks.....
The focus here is on the food, people, so if you need the latest decorating touches to be able to enjoy your meal, this is not the place for you. If you can't (or won't) speak a word of French and like to be coddled through the ordering process, this is also not the place for you.
But if you've learned the key phrases - bonjour/bon soir, s'il vous plait, merci, and ou sont les toilettes - and can point and smile while ordering from the chalkboard menu, this is a definite must.
The portions are generous, in the same way that the Eiffel Tower is tall. Simple, hearty food, cooked to perfection. And the best baguettes that Alan has ever tasted.
We enjoyed it so much that we went back last night with the rest of the group. Five of us had more food than we could handle (no room for dessert and coffee) and split two bottles of wine for less than 130 euros.
Restaurant Le Felteu
15, rue Pecquay, 4th
Tel: 01 42 72 14 51