Clamato, Paris, France

So, the second night in Paris, we wanted a home run.  So we went to the seafood restaurant that TFP found online.  It's called Clamato.  The other restaurant by the same ownership called Septime has a Michelin star (ooh la la!).

So, we got there around 7ish, and it was packed.  We just manage to squeeze (in the literal sense) into the last 2 spots at the food/garnish/server pickup bar.  We were sitting elbow to elbow, but it's Paris & they like to cram as many people as they can in any little space.  I was sitting next to a guy who at first sounded American, but as I heard him more, he sounded like he had a very light accent, like South African, New Zealand or Australian.  Anyway, I definitely kept accidentally nudging him with my elbow.

 Here's the menu

Marinated anchovies with elderflower vinegar πŸ‘πŸΌ

whelks πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ not too chewy & great flavor, raw clams πŸ‘πŸΌ& half a stone crab πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

green bean, smoked fish cream & biryani onionπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌthis is difficult to describe.  It was very smokey, green beans were cooked to just soft - past al dente, onions were great

maple syrup tart with whipped cream πŸ‘πŸΌ the crust was like a shortbread cookie, the maple syrup filling was pretty runny and of course sweet.  You definitely need to eat the whipped cream that wasn't that sweet with the maple syrup tart.  

After the dinner we decided to get a cocktail at a bar nearby called Bluebird.  The owner was a charismatic little rasta guy who was Greek but had lived in Barbados for a long time.  

I don't remember the names of any of these drinks... but this one had ginger and coconut.

the one on the right was like a daiquiri, and the other was a gin drink with lemon

Alright my memory is terrible.  But all 3 drinks were really good.  And after that we went back to our hotel room and drank the champagne that the hotel staff left in our room for our anniversary.  It was a nice end to a very nice night. πŸ˜ƒ