Monday, August 13, 2007

The best oyster restaurant in Paris

A one-dish restaurant as fun and unusual as Huîtrerie Régis is rare, so it figures you'd find it in Paris, but only if you're steered there.

A huîtrerie is an oyster bar, and Paris is a town that loves its huîtres; most of them come from not-too-far-away Brittany. The oysters are served with appropriate wines: Sancerre, Muscadet, Pouilly-Fumé, Chablis, a couple of rosés and light reds and more. There is real service, real silverware, plenty of ice, dark bread with very good butter and mignonette sauce.
The sauce is overkill; even lemon is more than enough because the oysters have so much flavor. There are usually two or three sizes of four varieties, one of which is the increasingly rare belon. The remaining oysters were classified as fines de claires, spéciales de claires and pousse en claires, whose names describe the amount of time each spends growing out in a cleansing pond and the amount of space each is given.
To specialize, Huîtrerie Régis really must sell the best oysters possible and charge whatever makes sense, assuming people will bear the cost. And they do. The place is often packed. And the oysters are spectacular.

Huîtrerie Régis, 3 rue de Montfaucon; (33-1) 44-41-10-07

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1 comment:

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