Before I get too deep into my Budapest travel review, I have to put up a quick post about my dinner at Charivari ("Bistrot de Qualité") at the edge of the 6th and 14th arondissements. I went on a Thursday night and found it at the corner of Boulevard Raspail and Rue Bréa. The sidewalk tables are perfect - busy enough for people watching, but not next to the heavy traffic of Boulevard Montparnasse.
The entrecôte with roasted potatoes was outstanding. Nicely cut, nicely cooked, the fat fried sweetly and contrasted perfectly with the fleur de sel, and there was absolutely no need for the sauce that came on the side.
I wish I could say the same for the entrecôte I had the next night at La Petite Rotonde. Oh well.