I like traveling late in the year. Cold weather opens the door for a lot of culinary experiences that just don’t quite settle right during the summer. I’ve been to France four times in three different seasons, and while we ate amazingly well in Provence in the summer the heavy meals had to wait until late evening when we were out of the heat of mid-day. On our last trip to Paris this past December was cool and rainy–just the right temperature for hearty, warming fare. In that spirit, we made stopping at Robert et Louise for a steak a priority.
Robert et Louise has gotten some popular notice thanks to Anthony Bourdain featuring the restaurant on “No Reservations.” Unlike a lot of places showcased by the Travel Channel elite, it didn’t feel overrun with English-speaking tourists (though the proprietors had no trouble understanding us, nor we them). The large open wood-fired stove at the back of the upstairs room sizzled with delicious cuts of meat and gave off a rosy warmth. Read More »