Last night we met long time Bainbridge and Poulsbo residents (now of Port Ludlow) Jeff and Carrie Goller for dinner at Brasserie Gallopin. It was wonderful. We met at the Hotel Scribe where they were staying and walked the 10 blocks or so to the restaurant, including past the Paris Opera, which was ablaze in light.
We all ordered the fixed price 3 course dinner with appetizer, entrée, and dessert. We each had 4 choices for each course, so between us we were able order practically everything and discreetly share. Our waiter helped us to select an excellent bottle of wine, and the service was in every way wonderful, plus they bailed us out with an English version of the menu. Check out the link below to see more about the historic restaurant and menu, as well as the beautiful classic interior of the restaurant.
Jeff and Carrie let us know they were coming to France on vacation. It was so great to see them and spend some time together in Paris. Back home they operate Goller Grade and Gravel, and Carrie is also a well known local artist.
Pictured are two of the main courses. risotto cremeaux de coguillages de Saint-Jacques aux herbs fine (scallops on a bed of risotto) and cuisse de canard rotie, reduction au cassis, endive braisée (roast duck with braised endive.)
We voted Carrie’s, appetizer, ballottine de foie gras de canard au Lillet, chutney fruits secs (duck pate) the best of the 4 appetizers. Jeff hoarded the moelleux au chocolate “Gainduja” Vairhona with glace vanille dessert, Hugh and Carrie had Far
Breton aux pomes Royale Gala, caramel epicé which was fabulous and Brenda had Selection de Fromages.
We noted that diners were arriving to eat dinner as late as 11 PM-just as we were finishing our espresso.