We were leaving the Louvre the other day after a hard morning of reviewing Mesopotamian and Egyptian artifacts and decided to stop just outside the Louvre at Cafe Ruc. It looked nice and we were hungry.
We ordered a salad to start, I have to say this was one of the most tasty salads I have had for a while, with snap peas, haricot vert, Lima beans and asparagus with a lemon, vinaigrette dressing. Lisa reminded me to mention that in France, the entre is the appetizer, while Le Plat is the main course.
We saw the people next to us getting the shrimp curry so we ordered it, four big prawns in a very mild curry, sort of like mussman curry. We have noticed that all the French food is very mild, no heat and muted flavors. They have very fresh ingredients and like to let them shine through.
Lisa had the gazpacho and as is the usual in France, the accompaniments were on the side. You see gazpacho on a lot of menus and it is invariably good.
The server was a nice girl who spoke English and was very nice, despite the crowds of people coming by, you might try eating here.