Thursday, March 1, 2012

Le Vieil Alger

One night while we were in Paris, we went to an Algerian restaurant named Le Vieil Alger. It was different than any restaurant I have ever been to before! We placed our orders for types of couscous, some people getting skilled or braised lamb, some chicken or sausage, and then the waiters brought us giant bowls of broth full of chunks of carrots, celery, and potatoes. They also brought heaping plates of couscous, a kind of pasta used in Mediterranean, north African, and Middle Eastern cooking. It's something like risotto, and it is so delicious. The lamb was tender and practically falling apart, and the broth was delicious. We ended up with a kind of soup filled with veggies, meat, and broth.


Baked Camembert -- a French cheese