Paris- La Condesa

It's always hard to choose our dining spots in Paris.  There are so many places the decision seems absolutely overwhelming.  However after a ton of research online and fantastic advice from the great people on Chowhound, I settled on La Condesa and it ended up being one of the best decisions of the entire trip.

We were the first ones to arrive for the lunch and although we were incredibly early they welcomed us warmly with a seat at the window overlooking some beautiful flowers and a lively street in the 9th Arrondissement.  

La Condesa has no set menu; guests simply choose the 3, 4 or 6 course tasting and everything is left completely up to the Chef.  Since we were planning to spend most of the day eating we decided on the 3 course tasting and kicked things off with some Cremant as the parade of food began.

Amuse Bouche~ Crispy Corn Galette with whipped corn mousse

Amuse Bouche~ Mushroom Tempura with Sorrel mayonnaise

1st Course~ Tomato Confit with cucumber sorbet

2nd Course~ Gelber Beet Root in herring roe sauce

3rd Course~ Cod cooked in nori with white bean, long pepper and cheese

Dessert~ Coconut Sorbet with fresh coconut and chopped pineapple

Mignardise~ White Chocolate with Maple Syrup Financiers

This meal was exceptional.  I absolutely loved the unique flavor combinations and whimsical nature of each dish; and from the gentle murmurs of  "ooohh and aahhh" throughout the cozy dining room it was evident we weren't the only ones enjoying our meal.  La Condesa is one of those true unique gems that I would highly recommend to just about anyone visiting this wonderful city.

17 Rue Rodier
75009 Paris, France