Destinations Magazine

Blah Blah in the 10th: Kinda Kicky in an Au Passage Sort of Way.

By Johntalbott

Jan2013 001

Jan2013 005

Jan2013 004

Jan2013 002

 

5.3 Blah Blah aka Le Blah Blah, 4, Cour des Petites Ecuries in the 10th (Metro: Chateau D'Eau), 09.82.26.13.02, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, is a place my Chinese agitator friend found in her quartier that lists itself as a tapas place.  It's on the street that's apparently become "hipster heaven" at cocktail hour, across the street from Lucky Luciano and Flo.  I entered at 12 noon, 30 minutes before our reservation, because my banker had finished my transactions in record-time and it was cold as the devil outside.  When I entered, the staff were busy smoking, cleaning and toting stuff from the cellar frigos.  It's a dump, but a planned dump, like Au Passage, and the carte looked promising.

Jan2013 006

Jan2013 007

Jan2013 008

Jan2013 009

 

I was all set to order the ceviche of cod and paleron of Wagyu beef when our charming waitress announced that at lunch there would be the following:
burrata
veal with lentils
colin with celery puree
chocolate - and that's it.  OK, that's what we had. As you can see we followed the New England Journal of Medicine's recs about the Mediterranean diet and had lots of olive oil with our burrata; then deviated a bit for the veal with wonderful lentils (she loved it all); the colin with a crisp skin and moist interior and intense chocolate dessert - really dense, intense and good.

Jan2013 003

With a bottle of Bergerac that once it breathed was quite good, no bottled water and two coffees, or bill was 59.40 E.

Go?  You know, once we got over our disappointment at the lack of tapas, it was a surprisingly good meal in a neat place at terrific prices.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Gorgeous Video Fairytale Wedding Mykonos

    Today, we’re sharing with you a fairytale wedding video in Mykonos that you will love! Gaelle and Habib sealed their love in a wonderful outdoor venue... Read more

    8 hours, 23 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
    LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, WEDDING
  • Cameraless and Twitchy

    Cameraless Twitchy

    On the advice of my friend Cory, I've taken my camera to a professional for cleaning. (Who knew fungus could grow on lenses?) I'll be cameraless for about ten... Read more

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Boho Indian Styled Shoot on the Beach

    Boho Indian Styled Shoot Beach

    Today, we’re sharing with you a boho, Indian styled shoot by the beach, so if you’re a free spirit and a boho-lover you’re going to love this as much as we do! Read more

    9 hours, 55 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
    LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, WEDDING
  • Summertime Neurology Blues

    Summertime Neurology Blues

    We hit the road last week for another trek to see the neurologist. We usually enjoy these long rides up into the heart of Arkansas, but it seems we can’t... Read more

    13 hours, 1 minute ago by   Livingwithss
    HEALTH
  • My New Boyfriend and Current Running Status

    Boyfriend Current Running Status

    Long time, no blogging. Well, still not running over here. Turns out the PT wants me to be able to do single leg squats on my "bad leg" for two minutes before... Read more

    The 19 June 2018 by   Brisdon
    ATHLETICS, FITNESS
  • Sedo Weekly Sales Led by SecureChain.com

    Sedo reported their weekly sales and SecureChain.com led the way at $30,000. OnlineCasino.mx was the number two sale at 19,600 Euros. ($22,715). 59 .com sales 1... Read more

    The 19 June 2018 by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • Woodinville Straight Bourbon Review

    Woodinville Straight Bourbon Review

    Woodinville Straight Bourbon is made in Washington and the distillery is one of LVMH’s (Glenmo and Ardbeg) latest acquisitions. Read more

    The 19 June 2018 by   Josh Peters
    DRINK