Le Hervo is a small yet charming French-inspired restaurant that is located off the beaten path in Paris, on the left bank of the Seine River. Although it may not be as posh or flashy as many of its European counterparts, it still packs a punch, with open tables and an atmosphere that speak of French cooking. Le Here's French-inspired atmosphere is achieved through a mix of rustic woods, an abundance of natural light, and a real commitment to the quality of the food. If you are planning a vacation in Paris, Le Hervo is without doubt one of the places you must visit. Here are some of my favorite things to do while I am in the city:
The opening night of Le Hervo was amazing. I went early so that I could have a good view of the line of people waiting to enter the restaurant. As I entered, I was immediately greeted by the charming owner/sherpa of the restaurant, Thierry Legault, who was working late. He welcomed me with a smile, a cup of coffee, and a heartfelt "bonjour".
While dining, I was presented with many different dishes, from appetizers, salads, pastas, and desserts. The lemony, tangy duck soup was particularly tasty and the chef, whom I had never met, set the table perfectly. There were only about eight or nine customers at any given time, but I was quickly stuffed after only an hour of dining.
I also had the opportunity to try many of the dishes offered at the restaurant. Of course, the first was the duck soup. Although I have never been a big fan, this was easily one of the best meals I have ever eaten. In addition to being delicious, it also had plenty of natural light and flavor. The waitress was very friendly and helped carry out my order promptly. The dish came with a sauce and I was impressed by the creativity of the chef, Thierry.
The next dish I had on tap was the duck fillet Mignon that featured a buttery duck skin and was served with duck liver sauce. I was very impressed with the quality of the ingredients and the presentation of this dish. Another customer, a retiree, joined me for her first meal here and was provided with a wonderful side of risotto that he enjoyed immensely. I have enjoyed many meals in this French restaurant and would be back if anyone is asking me to.
For lunch, I decided to try the Le Bordeaux Burger which comes with a steak, as well as two eggs, hash browns, and a house salad. This dish was another excellent choice and I was able to eat through my nose. I was not let down by the quality of this restaurant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great experience while in Paris.
After finishing up my meal in the Le Bordeaux Restaurant, I decided to continue exploring the area. I was impressed by some of the other fine dining experiences I had in the city including The Ritz Carlton and the Le Pain de La Visculeur. If you are in Paris and looking for a great experience, these are some of the places you should consider. They are sure to please even the most discriminating palates.
My final stop in Paris was at a very fine restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. I was provided with a wonderful dessert with many types of cheeses and flavors. It was another excellent choice and one that I am sure will be a hit with future guests. I was also offered some interesting international wines including a white wine with rose hips that was absolutely divine. Le Zoup Factor is definitely a place that I will be back.