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A ranking of Poulet Rotis in Paris

Posted in Food Bites with tags , , , on November 15, 2009 by amulgandhi

After looking at the Observer’s 50 Best things to Eat, I decided to focus on one aspect which is the Poulet Rôtis (Roasted Chicken), which is a staple in many Paris restaurants.  Le Figaro, a French publication wrote a piece on the top spots where Poulet Rôtis is served.  This article is dated back to 2007, but it is interesting to see if these establishments have lived up to the fame they received from this article.

Outside of the famous Chez L'ami Louis

The top place for Poulets Rôtis according to this article and also the Observer’s 50 Best things to Eat is Chez L’Ami Louis, which will run you approximately 80€, but will definitely leave you stuffed as they give you the whole chicken in two servings.

Although the chicken was once the glory of this bistro, it seems that their International publicity has gotten the best of them with recent reviews claiming subpar service and underwhelming food. Julot, a french native and a foodie that often posts on Chowhound has broken down what makes a good “roasted chicken” and why L’Ami Louis has it right, but the question is have they lost their magic?  More on this in the next post.

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