Le Bouledogue Brasserie ( Le Marais, Paris ) • if you want to experience amazing french cuisine while you remain local and away from the touristic cliches, then Le Bouledogue is one of my top recommendations. Right at the beginning of Le Marais and only meters away from the Centre Pompidou.
Highly recommended by two local friends (Jean-Pierre and Jack) and joined our group, and to be full credit to them they were totally right. We had a very nice table, and we tried some wonderful french wines, dishes, fromages (cheese) and desserts. I am not sure what do they do with the food in this country, that they serve any dish you would try elsewhere, BUT they make it taste 100 times better.
My main dish was TUNA Tatar and believe me, this is one of my favorite dishes ever… and usually I wait till I get the picture to jump over it…. but this one look so delicious and tasteful that I was not able to keep my hands out of it. The dessert was a platter of Troi Fromages, again so creamy and unbelievable.
Now the whole story behind the name of this Brasserie is that the two owners – Didier and Jean Pierre – of this restaurant ADORE french bouledogues. Make sure that before you end your dinner experience to ask them to meet the star of the Brasserie – Virgil. He is the most handsome french Bouledogue and is the image of the brasserie. You will see it walking free around the place.
(*) Cafe Le Bouledogue Brasserie ( Le Marais ) 20, rue Rambuteau. Metro (11) Rambuteau. Tel. 01.40.27.90.90 • www.lebouledogue.fr