Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lebotti - Paris

Italian in the Marché des Enfants Rouges
The idea of sitting outside for lunch on a cold Paris day wasn't exactly appealing. It helped that we were inside a covered market, but not a whole lot (read more on the market, here.) Luckily, Lebotti, the market's Italian traiteur, grouped a bunch of tables near some heat lamps and cocooned them in plastic. It was a tight arrangement - hip to hip and elbow to elbow but everyone seemed to be happy to be warm. Pingles ordered the lasagna and it wasn't bad at all. It was light on the sauce and heavier on the meat - my personal preference.

The four-cheese pasta wasn't quite as satisfying, but not for lack of quality - it's just a simple dish. It had the requisite cheesiness that my lactose-intolerant stomach loves to hate.

The desserts were not up to par, however. My raspberry panna cotta was overly sweet.

But for the overdusting of cocoa the tiramisu could have been a winner. Still haven't found one to rival the version at Gusto.

Overall, a filling meal served quickly and courteously. They also sell all manner of cheeses, meats and pasta to go.
3rd Arondissement

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  1. Hi, I love your blog, you are very entertaining. Someday I'll visit Paris again and check out some of your favorites! In the meantime, do you still have your other blog, grumpytravels? I enjoyed that a lot, loved your pictures!

  2. All the eateries at this Marche seems to be good.. the Japanese is great and this time the Italian was satisfying too.

    The lasagna is very good.. although I have to say it's not as good as the orgasmic one in Brooklyn.

    Nevertheless, it's a great deal - cheap and yummy and filling (Mains range from E$ 7.50 - 9.50)

  3. @Karen, I still have the travel blog, I've just locked it down with security because my coworkers were sniffing around and I didn't want them in my business. If you want, you can send me your email address and I can add you to the "ok to read it" list.