This is a late post from when I went to Petit Paris, on Grassmerket a few weeks ago.
I was showing a friend from Australia around town on my patented 'See Edinburgh' tour, and after Carlton Hill and the Castle but before Greyfriar's Bobby we had a shocking hunger attack. Til we spotted the magical words 'Lentil Stew'. Ah man, I love those words.
I had walked passed this cute little French bistro many a time, but this is the first time I had gone in. It was lovely and pokey and Frenchy. We were lead to a table on the lower level, had the specials explained to us, and we were left to chose our meals.
I think even before we sat we both knew what we were going to order, in The Toulouse Sausage with Lentil Stew, but I perused the rest of the menu and decided on a starter as well.
Our drinks were brought out, as well as a basket of beautiful dence sourdough and baguette. I am trying to avoid processed wheat as much as I can, but the sourdough and butter was too much for me to resist.
I love that the wine came out in a tumbler, it felt so... 'humble french cafe'.
My starter was Poached Egg with Hollandaise.
The main of Toulouse Sausage and Lentil stew rang very German for me, and quite possibly why I was so drawn to it. The dish itself was very underseasoned but after salting it from here to tomorrow, I found it very tasty. I am used to having my lentils more 'stodgy' than this, but it was nice for a change. The sausages were a definate highlight.
This is a great little restaurant, and I am sure I'll be back. Esspecially worth noting is the fantastic staff: polite, helpful and very, very efficient. The customer service was definatelt 10/10.