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    Posted December 22, 2012 by
    paris, France
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    Brasserie Balzar -- traditional French food!


    I have been to Paris on multiple occasions and a French bookseller once told me of a place in the Latin Quarter called Brasserie Balzar with French atmosphere  and real traditional French food. Any time I visit Paris a dinner at Le Balzar is a must! I love the pan-fried rump steak personally. But a favorite of many is the Charolais beef tartar! You can start with baby leeks, Burgundy snails or duck foie gras. Of course there is roasted yellow farmhouse chicken or French skate or roast scallops with organic risotto for those who prefer fish or fowl. One can finish with a mille-feuille pastry or a profiterole.This brasserie was established in 1886. If you want to enjoy local/regional food in the French tradition in a comfortable atmosphere, this is the place for you. It has been a favorite for me for over a decade and will be anytime I visit Paris! When I first visited there was sawdust on the floor -- and although that no longer exists, the food and warmth remain the same. I hope you get to enjoy Le Balzar if you are ever in Paris! Bon Appetit!

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