After spending the summer in Paris, my husband and I are finally getting settled into our new apartment in Orleans, where we will be living this year for his basketball season. When I first arrived in France this past March we were living in Rouen, which was a place unlike any other that I’ve been to. Being that it is one of the most historical cities in France it reminded me of being in a fairy tale, filled with a ton of charm and more cathedrals than I can count. Ugh I loved it there.
I was a little sad about leaving Rouen, but I’m pretty excited about being able to explore an entire new city. A place that’s small enough to conquer but big enough to continue exploring for an entire year. During our time here I plan on blogging about restaurants we visit, things to do/places to see and discovering the history behind it.
Here’s to new beginnings in Orleans!
My husband and I loveeeeeee to eat and try out new foods and restaurants, for our first night in Orleans we took a walk around the city and ran into a street named Rue de Bourgogne.
This road was filled with a bunch of restaurants and bars and seemed to be like the place to go for a bite to eat.
With so many options we had no idea which restaurant to choose, so we decided to choose one at random and hope for the best, the restaurant we chose was called Les Pieds Dans le Plat translated to english it means “feet in the plate” Questionable, but we went in anyway.
Browsing through the menu, the choices looked slim. With a few items in each section my husband was sure that the quality of the food would be GREAT and I’m not the French one here so I just went with it. Turns out the food was amazinggggg.
“Oeuf Cocotte au Foie Gras Maison”
Price: 9.50 euro
My translation: Hot, thick creamy egg/foie gras bread dip.
“Club Sandwich au Foie Gras”
Price: 10.50 euro
My translation: Arugula, caramelized onions, salt/pepper and fois gras!
So, I guess it’s pretty clear that we love Foie Gras..
Anytime Foie Gras pops up on a menu, we get it. It’s strangely delicious. I’m honestly not even sure I can describe the taste, it’s just something you have to try when you visit France, period.
What is foie gras?
Here’s how dictionary.com describes it…
Yummmm… and it usually comes in a container that looks like this..
Clearly it isn’t the most appealing food, but it definitely has become one of my favorites, and all I’m saying is.. don’t knock it till you try it!
“Filet Mignon au Sirop d’Erable et aux Châtaignes Servi avec du Gratin Dauphinois Maison”
Price: 14.50 euro
My translation: Thick pieces of steak in a creamy maple syrup/chestnut sauce with Gratin, Gratin to me is like a potato lasagna. A few layers of thinly sliced potatoes filled with cream and cheese baked until its crispy on top. This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in France hands down, the thick, sweet buttery sauce that came with the steak was unforgettable, and the Gratin.. well anything with cheese is always good.
I am huge on living a dairy free, gluten free lifestyle due to my health needs which I’ll get into later on.. but a few times a month I do allow myself to enjoy! How could I not?
My husband had something new on the menu, the “Saumon poke bowl”
Price: 16.50 euro
We were both surprised to see poke on the menu, it’s something I saw becoming popular in LA right before I left and it was my first time seeing it here in France. Poke is like having sushi in a bowl, What could be better than that? Not to mention the quality of the thick juicy salmon was incroyable (workin on my French) My husband had a great first poke experience!
Want to visit Les Pieds dans le Plat?
Address: 231 Rue de Bourgogne, 45000 Orléans
Our overall experience at this restaurant was great, we sat outside and enjoyed the views of the busy street while we had our meal and the service was exceptional. We finished the night with a walk around the town scoping out other restaurants we want to try next. We already have a few on the list..
Until next time friends!
Merci, au revoir ❤