Lunch at Kei in Paris

Lunch at Kei in Paris

In a short while, I’m going to get to the favorite meal that Steph and I had in Paris last summer. But first I want to point out that everyone’s favorite and most romantic city in the world has public, outdoor peeing stations. See that thing in the picture? Shortly after I took that photo, a drunk dude just walked up on that thing and just whizzed til he was comfy and then walked away. It’s a scientists guess how much pee aerosols if you pee standing up, but that air of romance has microscopic drops of homeless dudes urine. Just saying… So back to food… Kei is a one Michelin starred restaurant that does a lunch tasting menu for around 80 euros when we went. It was a splurge for sure but doing it once during vacation is pretty good and plus, we got over eight courses for it so it wasn’t a bad deal at all.

I’m not sure what it is about going to fancy restaurants, but I still never feel comfortable. No matter if it’s in New York or Paris, they always seem to light up when you order the tasting menu and when you order the prix fixe, it’s like you ran over their puppy. Kei’s dining room was minimally decorated, supposedly so that we could focus on what’s in front of us. And since it was opened by a Japanese chef, there were some Japanese customers there who were tended by a Japanese speaking server person. Overall the atmosphere was not stuffy at all and the dining room was just tiny, which meant there really wasn’t a bad seat. We even got to sit close to the window, which helped for the lighting of the pictures. I don’t have any notes for the meal, therefore I’m just going to write what they were and call it a day.

Iced corn soup with balsamic vinegar mouse, olive oil and basil

King Prawn tempura with citrus, yuzu, and black sea salt

Rabbit food decorated very pretty (and there was this green puree thing that was just delicious for a vegetable cream)

Foie Gras (from a duck)! Vanilla and spices crisps, miso, and ginger gelee.

Risotto with red wine and prosciutto

John Dory (fish), foam, and some rabbit food

Pork loin. We actually asked for duck but they gave us pork. It’s one of those things where you just be like, “Aight, they ran out of duck or don’t understand my Mid-Western English.”

Fresh goat cheese!


Peach Melba

Churros with caramel sauce and in the background were some round balls where when you bit into ’em, they burst with juice. It was fun

After the long lunch, we thought it would be appropriate to do a touristy thing, so we went to see Jim Morrison’s grave. I don’t actually know any of his songs. But apparently he was a famous singer.

Posted by Danny on January 24, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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