Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19: Your favourite restaurant meal






French Onion Soup. 

In Paris. 

Somewhere in the red light district.

I have no idea where I was, the name of the restaurant or what else happened that night, simply can't remember. 

But the meal was a three course pre paid type of thing and when I sat down the first thing on the menu to be served was French Onion Soup. 

I had only known French Onion Soup as a powdered packet mix used in casseroles. I was not that fond of onions and was annoyed that I was going to be served what I expected to be dirty water. 

SURPRISE. 

It was simply amazing. I had never and have never had anything like it. 

Maybe it was because my expectations were so low. Maybe it was the fact I had been backpacking for some months and not eaten a lot of good food, maybe it was just a damn good chef who knew how to make a very decent french onion soup. 

I have never tried to make it myself, but have ordered it at other restaurants and never be as impressed. 






Do you have a favourite restaurant meal?




8 comments:

  1. I feel like French Onion soup now....in Paris of course :)

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  2. I only associate French Onion Soup with cream cheese dip or adding to a casserole or something. Must try French Onion Soup when next in Paris! xx

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    1. I haven't tried that for a dip - but it is probably just like buying the old style Kraft french onion dip - my fave from the 80s (I think it was the only one we had).

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  3. Yum. Soup! The one night J and I spent in Paris, we ate at a kebab shop!!! I did try frogs' legs when I was there in my younger years though ;)

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  4. I've had a good French Onion Soup once and it was surprisingly amazing. I tried recreating it myself - straight in the chook's bucket. I had a lot of trouble thinking of my own favourite - does that mean I don't get out enough?

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  5. I made FOS at school it took ages to chop the onion so precisely and make the beef stock.

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  6. How awesome to find the best French onion soup in the world in a red light district!!

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  7. Well. I know why you loved it so much. It was in Paris. I'm sure everything tastes better in Paris. Last week I went to a french restaurant in Brisbane. The food was amazing and the french onion soup delicious (I'm not usually a fan), but I'm still sure it would have all tasted better in Paris. Try and convince me otherwise ;) xx

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