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The menu at Chez Dumonet lists petit canard, small duck, as one of its mains. What they serve, however, would be better described as canard, or even énorme canard. The thing was huge and succulent and perfectly rare. The photo doesn’t do (more…)

Confit de canard, salt cured duck poached in its own fat, is an ingenious way to preserve the bird while simultaneously amplifying the flavor of the meat. This may not sound like the healthiest dish but who cares? When something tastes this (more…)

Under normal circumstances, I would never advise anyone to eat pasta in Paris (unless it is part of beef bourguignon). But today is no ordinary day. At 8:45 a.m. 40,000 runners will depart from the Arc de Triomphe for the 26 miles and (more…)

Last night at Joséphine Chez Dumonet in Paris, I stepped into the kitchen for a preview of my meal, a squab millefeuille. Here, the chef pours a rich sauce over the legs and the sliced body rests between layers of thin and crispy potatoes.

Chez Dumonet
117, rue du Cherche-Midi – Paris