The reopening of the restaurant La Ferme Saint Simon is without a doubt one of the events of the 2014 culinary season after months of well-deserved hype. This mystical Parisian restaurant address had lost some of its glamour in the past; however, with a new team that has strategically rethought the menu and interior design, it’ll be as chic as ever.
From now on, it will be open seven days a week and we were easily seduced into going there for lunch. With that being said, we would have needed to win the lottery in order to pay the 80€ per person (not including alcohol) bill. To be honest, the 29€ lunch deal (appetizer-main dish or main dish-dessert) was very appealing, but we decided to skirt away and order from à la carte.
I ordered the salade de homard breton et jeunes pousses (Breton lobster salad with sprouts). The pistachio vinaigrette had an oomph to it that elegantly perked up the sometimes bland crustacean. It was a beautiful homage to a classic. My friend treated himself to the velouté aux legumes oubliés (rustic vegetable cream soup of forgotten -old-fashioned- vegetables); everything was there, from the smoothness of the soup which was well blended to the powerful and hearty flavors of the vegetables. In short, it was a meal not to be forgotten.