Gros, Not Gross!

gros 1At lunch Gros, in the 10th arrondissement, has a 17€ (appetizer and main course or main course and dessert) or 22€ for appetizer, main course and dessert. You choose between three items for each course. I started with lentils mixed with a delicious and delicate hummus and a big crust of hard sesame bread. My lunch date Lynn was delighted with her poached egg perched on sautéed mushrooms with spinach pesto.

Since we are both sticklers about portion size, Lynn was pleased with a more than ample sized piece of codfish accompanied by buckwheat tabouleh and a Greek yogurt sauce. I had Banh Mi, a Vietnamese-style sandwich with pork, carrots, and cucumber with a dusting of coriander. Wrapped in brown paper, the sandwich seemed as though it was from a local food truck.

gros 2The dessert, rice pudding drizzled with salted butter caramel sauce, was a little too sweet for my palate, and it was too finely pureed to taste the texture of the rice.

The faux sandblasted pinky-beige walls and tin inlaid tables gives the dining room a cool, industrial look. Service was laid back and pleasant but the wait between the appetizer and main course dragged close to 30 minutes. Still for the prize, Lynn and I declared Gros a winner!

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