Sometimes you happen upon a little gem when you’re travelling and Restaurant Albion, tucked away on a little side street not far from the Gare du Nord, provided a cozy haven one rainy night in Paris. Thinking I wasn’t terribly hungry I skipped the starter and ordered the fillet of brill with clams, smoky bacon, mushrooms and cabbage. Oh, my! The fish was sauteed until a golden crust had formed, the clams and smoked bacon added saltiness and a light cream sauce finished the whole thing off. I could have eaten that dish twice. Now I was regretting not getting a starter, but never fear, dessert saved the day. It was a creme Anglais tart with a lemon ice milk, a shiso leaf gel and black pepper. Absolutely amazing. The tart itself was packed with flecks of nutmeg and delightfully creamy. Blindsided by the goodness of it all, I stumbled back out into the rainy Paris night knowing Albion has a secure spot in my Paris restaurant rotation.
Review by Sally Hurst
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address: 80 rue de Faubourg poissoniere
phone: 014 2460 244
website: Restaurant Albion
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