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[Paris] La Compagnie de Bretagne

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La Compagnie de Bretagne

Add: 9 rue de l’Ecole de Médicine, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 43 29 39 00
Hours: 12pm~11pm (Sunday brunch 11am~3pm)
Price: [brunch] €34~45 [a la carte] €20~30
Visited on: Nov 2012

Please note that this venue is now closed.

When meeting a friend at La Compagnie de Bretagne, a chic (and huge) crêperie in Saint-Germain-des-Pres, all I wanted was a simple combo of galette and apple cider. Little did I know that on Sundays from 11am to 3pm, this place only offers an abundant  €34 weekend brunch consisting of a hot and a cold drink, an appetizer buffet, a viennoiserie/dessert buffet, a made-to-order hot dish, and a made-to-order dessert crêpe. A total overkill for me!

Appetizer buffet: cold cuts, smoked salmon, cauliflower salad, cheeses, scrambled eggs, sausages…

Oh, and oysters!

The viennoiserie/dessert buffet: croissants, pain au chocolat, danish, flan…not particularly enticing.

Choices of hot drinks include coffee, tea, and spiced hot chocolate chocolate, while cold drinks are a selection of packaged juices (no freshly squeezed, sad).

One of our choices for the main course was galette du jour, which happened to be a galette of blue cheese, pear, and walnuts. Not bad, but the amount of ingredients seemed a little inadequate when compared to the plates at Breizh Cafe.

Our other choice of  main course was kig ha farz, a traditional Breton dish consisting of meats (e.g. pork knuckles and beef) simmered in a broth with vegetables (e.g. carrots and cabbage) and a buckwheat flour based pudding. Similar to pot-au-feu, this is a lovely comfort dish for the winter.

Dessert crepe: caramel with salted butter. It’s as simple as it looks.

Bright space, friendly service, adequate food. Won’t come back for brunch again, but when in the mood for crepes and too lazy to travel to Le Marais for Breizh Cafe, I’d perhaps come for the a la carte menu. I heard they have a lobster crepe that is quite amazing…

Please note that this venue is now closed.

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November 26th, 2012 at 5:19 am