Monday, 8 December 2014

Au 17.37 avec James et son épouse

Restaurant le 17.37 Versailles
On Saturday, VDP had a smashing time with James -you know James, the fantastic 'Weekend Reflections' & 'Something Sighted' blogger- and his wife Vicki! Almost two years after the first meeting with James, lunch this time was at Le 17.37, a relatively new restaurant in Saint-Louis neighbourhood, lovely decor, art on the walls, excellent wine and delicious food (VDP had deer followed by pineapple carpaccio with coconut ice-cream, washed down with Bordeaux...) The name of the restaurant is a good reminder that in 1737, king Louis XV granted permission to two businessmen to build a group of 'sheds' for housing the stalls of a new market. These sheds were laid out in squares around the crossroads of rue Royale and rue d'Anjou. The market however never managed to attract customers, so the sheds were lifted up and turned into dwellings by 1755.

Samedi dernier, VDP a eu l'immense plaisir de recevoir James, le photographe-blogueur des "Reflets du Weekend" et d'un second blog de photos non moins fabuleux ("Something Sighted") accompagné de son épouse Vicki et de les emmener dans le quartier Saint-Louis. Déjeuner au 17.37, un restaurant relativement récent avec une déco très sympa, de l'art sur les murs, une belle cave et que du bon dans les assiettes ! VDP a dégusté du cerf suivi d'un carpaccio d'ananas avec une (mortelle) boule de glace à la noix de coco, et un excellent Bordeaux ! Le nom du restaurant est un clin d'oeil historique : Louis XV accorda en 1737 à deux entrepreneurs la permission de bâtir un ensemble de « baraques » : les carrés Saint-Louis, destiné à abriter les étals d’un nouveau marché. Ces maisonnettes furent organisées en carrés disposés autour du carrefour des rues Royale et d’Anjou. Mais le marché ne réussit pas à attirer la clientèle, et les maisons furent surélevées et transformées en habitations dès 1755. 
Restaurant le 17.37 Versailles
Restaurant le 17.37 Versailles
Restaurant le 17.37 Versailles
Restaurant le 17.37 Versailles

24 comments:

William Kendall said...

That looks like quite a good meal, and the restaurant certainly feels inviting.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That James guy really get around! Looks like a great place, but I'll pass on the deer, I never developed a taste for it.

Randy said...

Wonderful photos. The pineapple looks tasty.

Bob Crowe said...

Wonderful atmosphere but the concept of pineapple carpaccio is hard for me to wrap my mind around.

You are fortunate. It is so hard to eat poorly in France.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

The food looks absolutely fantastic!

Halcyon said...

Sounds like a wonderful place! You are lucky to meet up with so many bloggers. :)

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous looking place, with gorgeous looking food!

Dina said...

Bloggers of the world, unite!
So, did you get a good reflection photo of James and wife?

Josette T said...

ce restaurant il est sur les carrés ? et les prix abordables ???

Tanya Breese said...

what fun!! and your meal looks delicious!

retriever said...

Chouette resto, bonne fin d'année
Bonjour belge.

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cieldequimper said...

@ Josette : oui au carré à l'avoine. Menu en semaine le midi à 19€, moi j'ai trouvé plutôt bon !

José Mendonça said...

The food looks delicious but what I really like is the top shot. Great composition, Ciel!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good times Ciel.. James is the king of reflections! Super looking restaurant, everything, maybe not the deer :) looks delish!

Olivier said...

le repas semble tres attirant, de quoi faire venir tous les bloggeurs americains a Versailles ;)

VP said...

Great meeting and nice story about the restaurant...

Sharon Anck said...

What a gorgeous place and lovely looking food. Sounds like you had a gourmet experience.

Lowell said...

It is a lovely place and your photos make that food look very enticing! I was wondering about the name at first - so thanks for the historical explanation. Most interesting and unique!

Magali said...

Cela parait délicieux, il faut absolument que j'aille goûter la glace à la coco !

RedPat said...

Looks like a great place, Ciel!

LOLfromPasa said...

Love that glass and the food looks really special.

Thérèse said...

Merveilleuse rencontre!

Stefan Jansson said...

I didn't know about James so I will have to check out his photos.

'Tsuki said...

Que voilà une fantastique façon de célébrer cette rencontre franco-américaine... Le repas a l'air délicieux.