Le 6 Paul Bert-Hugh’s Birthday Dinner!

I subscribe to a blog written by David Lebovitz, chef and author of The Sweet Life in Paris. Because of David’s review of a new Paris restaurant, Le 6 Paul Bert, Hugh and I celebrated Hugh’s 62nd birthday there. Owner, Bertrand Auboyneau also owns another bistro, also called Le Paul Bert and a fish house, Ecallier de Bistro.

We had a wonderful evening! What we liked best about this small galley shaped restaurant is that our table was at the end right next to the stainless steel kitchen where we could watch Canadian chef, Louis-Phillipe and his assistant prepare the small “plats” of over 30 different savory dishes from which we chose. It was exciting to watch and seemed effortless-though we know that a great deal of labor went into the delectable creations. For 38€ (euros) each, we could chose 3 of the plats and have dessert. Wine of course was extra. Our waiter was very patient with our rudimentary (but improving!) French and kindly recommended just the right wine to accompany the superb meal. I love that the portions are small and that there are so many choices. Not many Parisian restaurants are like this.

Another highlight of the evening was watching the glow on the face of the kitchen helper when chef Louis-Phillipe ran over and high fived him. Mr. Hugh had a most indelible birthday. His choice of the chocolate ganache dessert with the additional crumbles of crunchy darker chocolate and dollops of a piquant creamy strawberry sauce created his look of diverted wonder.

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Comments

  1. Dianna Durboraw says:

    Brenda and Hugh,

    I am so enjoying your “Much-Ado-About-Paris”. Thank you so much!
    Your blog is so professional!!!!! Your photos are like candy to my eyes.
    I only wish I could “Taste” these wonderful gourmet creations!!!!
    What a wonderful adventure for you!!!!! You are living a dream. Enjoy every moment!!!!
    Thank you again for sharing.

  2. Ardis Morrow says:

    You are right about the portions, Wish more places would do the same.
    Of course, they are soooo gormet. A birthday to remember par none.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Hi Ardis,
      Wish we had been there to celebrate YOUR birthday. Loved the photos from the Rotary breakfast! Love, Brenda and Hugh

  3. Wonderful post. As readers of your blog we should chip in and buy you a camera to wear on your head (a fashionalbe camera of course… color coordinated and all) so that we can all experience this in real time…..make it interactive so your readers could chose what you order….ok over the top.
    Thank you for allowing us to see what many may never have the opportunity to experience.
    Frank

  4. OBTW happy birthday Hugh! Best birthday i’ve ever experienced in Paris 😉

  5. Kay Minton says:

    It all sounds so yummy. Great pictures. You two are having a great adventure.

  6. Kathryn says:

    Hi there ~ and Happy Birthday Hugh!
    So enjoying your posts and all the photos ~ as stated above, very professional ~ please keep ’em coming. Looking forward to our adventure together tonight!
    See you at your pied-a terre ~
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

    • Hi Kathryn,
      Hope you and Doug , Dennis and Cynthia are enjoying the rest of your fantastic vacation. It was so great to see you all and to have dinner. Thanks for taking time to join us. Canal du Midi was a fun adventure. Now that we are back in Paris and compare our apartment to the boat, the apartment is huge!!

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