L’Escargot, Montorgueil

The day I ate snails for the first time ever.

L’Escargot is an absolute gem, we jumped off the train right next to Nelson Mandela’s Garden and found our way there. You really can’t miss this place, it’s got gold snails all over it.

Stumbling over my French we opted to dine outside,  our waiter seemed quite please that I at least tried my hand at French.

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These snails were amazing, the texture and look of a mushroom with an amazing kick of garlic. Of course we dipped our bread into the juice to lap up the flavour, not wanting to miss a single drop.

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I got the deliciously huge steak medium to well done, the juiciest steak I’ve ever eaten. Nothing at all like the steak in England. Chlo’ went for the Haddock with radishes. We kept eyeing each others plates, and being totally gluttonous we swapped plates. The Haddock was a total surprise, a sweet taste with a creamy sauce. I’ve never had sweet fish before, it was a success.

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Creme brûlée for pudding. I love creaking the top, it’s so satisfying. The sweet crunch mixed with the creaming insides, perfection.

N.B: Arrive before 2 like we did and take up the starter and main or main and pudding option €17.50 do sit outside if you can and people watch all the tourists and Parisians going about their day. The whole place is effortlessly chic and decadent. Chandeliers, gold detailing hanging vines that wind their way inside, snail details on the walls and glasses.

Trip advisor give L’Escargot a 4/5. I give it a 5/5

38 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris

+33 (0)42368351

The Pig On The Beach

The Pig On The Beach – Studland.

Where the staff wear converse and pink shirts and the bill is presented in a cutlery case. With the sun out we decided that the best place for lunch was the terrace.

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Woodland Chicken & Tarragon Raviolli.

Totally delicious, eating the flowers was quite new to me but totally loved it all, the chicken was so succulent. If I were at home I would have picked up that bowl and slurped up all the juice.

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Piggy Bites: Chase Smoked Vodka BBQ Ribs.

Of course I couldn’t pass up ribs, look at them glisten in the sun, the perfect amount of sticky sauce and zingy flavour. After remaining lady like with the ravioli I really couldn’t help myself and mopped up all the sauce. Next time I’d like a table full of these bad boys.

25 Mile Menu: Produce used in The Pig’s menus local sourced!

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DSCN0045Mum looking totally gorgeous, being all cool and aloof.

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Everyone had the same idea, and were relaxing in the sun, all that was missing was free cocktails, but that would have been a bad idea because I was driving.

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As you walk around you notice all the elements that set The Pig apart from the rest, the indoor garden / green house. Totally Pinterest worthy, and great staff that asked if we’d like a cushion to save our behinds on the terrace chairs. The wellies that guests can use that line the front door. The list could really go on.

If you haven’t already I suggest that you get yourself there.

 There are a few Pigs dotted around the place, so find your nearest one here The Pig.