Le Petit Palais et L’Ange 20

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On sunday, it snowed but thankfully didn’t settle. Filled up with homemade raspberry and banana smoothie, Adam and I headed out in the cold to visit Le Petit Palais. Said to be one of Paris’ most loveliest museums, often overshadowed by Le Grand Palais and forgotten. The Grand entrance was beautiful, and the ceilings with murals and ornate plaster designs were my favourite part of the entire place. The architecture was just breathtaking. There was an outside courtyard which I’m sure would be lovely in the spring but unfortunately it was very cold and rainy.  We soon went back inside and looked around the rest of the museum. There was a lovely Monet and some beautiful statues, one by Rodin.

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In the evening, we went for a special dinner at a restaurant near the Pompidou centre called L’Ange 20. It is rated on trip adviser as no. 6 out of 8,298 restaurants, and it didn’t disappoint! The restaurant itself is tiny, only seating 20 people and the kitchen is right next to you, you can literally see everything thats going on. Barely enough room to stand and wait in the door way, but thankfully Adam had reserved a table so we were soon seated. For starters I had these fried prawns with Guacamole which were delicious! Then I had slow cooked (for 7 hours) lamb with buttery green beans and the most delicious quenelles of creamy mash which i think was parsnip or sweet potato. The meat was perfectly cooked and complimented also by a little dish of creamy dauphinoise to share. For dessert I had the passion fruit cheesecake which had a mango coolis on the side – absolutely to die for. Adams tarte tatin was also lovely! The waiter was very friendly and the restaurant had a really nice ambience, and the price was very reasonable: 3 courses for €28… Would definitely go back!

★★★★★

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