After lunch, we walked down Champs Elysses towards our hotel while stopping for snacks along the way (to come at a later post). After a quick stop, we headed back out towards the Seine for a sunset boat ride around the city. If you're looking for some theatrics in the spring season, take the 7:45pm boat ride from the foot of the Eiffel Tower. By the time you return back, the Eiffel Tower will light up before your eyes then glitter for a bit. You know, if you're into that and all.
After this long day, we were all beat. But we were still hungry. We made a late reservation to La Fountaine de Mars but were still pressed for time when we left the boat. The ride took longer than what they quoted. So as we rushed down the Paris streets looking for our restaurant, I got bombed by a local bird. In hindsight, I should have bought a lottery ticket as it's considered to be good luck. But what I really wanted was some food. So when we finally arrived to our destination, I was famished and quickly ordered.
Boasting a rich history of serving patrons since 1908, I knew I was going to have a very good meal. I knew I was going to have some seafood during the second half of my France trip in Provence but I couldn't resist ordering the full dole sole meuniere (€48). A whole fish cooked in clarified butter and lemon juice. More lemon garnished the dish with a good helping of creamy mashed potatoes. This dish was fantastic. Really fresh and accented nicely in buttery sauce and brightened up with lemon. The price was a bit steep but the quality of excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to order this again. I was extremely satisfied.
Ms. Lollipop had the seared foie gras with poached pears (€32). The plate had two very good sized portions of seared foie gras with each medallion being considerably more than 2 ounces each. The rich buttery pieces of fattened liver was paired well with the sweet pears poached until even sweeter. The dish could have used some textural contrast but otherwise it was lovely.
La Fountaine de Mars
129 Rue Saint-Dominique
Paris, France 75007
+33 1 47 05 46 44