Monday, June 15, 2009
A Night to Remember
One of my closest friends here is leaving next week, following her husband to his next assignment in the Far East. And while I'm going to miss her terribly, I have to admit that I've been enjoying the long string of celebratory good byes. Over the weekend, we were a party of eight for one such celebration with reservations for dinner at the Hidden Kitchen. Billed as a "private supper club," the Hidden Kitchen offers dinner twice a week, three times a month for 16 lucky souls in the home of its American owner/chefs, with a 10 course tasting menu paired with wines. The food changes continuously depending upon what's available at the market and the imagination of the chefs. Suffice it to say, it was a truly delicious meal, fresh and inventive, and among the best we've had in Paris. Hidden Kitchen has been well received by the foodie blogs and travel writers so you may have to book several months in advance. And for those who quibble about why you would bother eating food prepared by Americans while in France, I only have to ask, "would you dine at a top French restaurant in New York?" If you want to split hairs, spend your money elsewhere. If you want a memorable evening, book your space at the Hidden Kitchen.