Paris 66 is open for lunch and dinner and we ended up going for lunch one Saturday. In the French language, bistro means a small restaurant and that is exactly what Paris 66 is. The restaurant had me from the very beginning as its menu featured not one, but two quotes from Papa Hemingway himself about the city he loved so, "There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris."
Starters include an impressive selection of salads and hor d'oeuvres (snails anyone?) as well as two soups. We actually passed on the interlude options and instead delved right into ordering our entrees and accompaniments. I was in a crepes kind of a mood and went with one of their six buckwheat crepe selections-La Raclette ($17) which was stuffed with raclette, ham, and potatoes. In case you've never heard of it, raclette is a type of cheese and is also a Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto bread or boiled potatoes. I learned about raclette through the blog of an American expat who is currently living in France. I was so happy to know what this was since I know many Americans would not. The crepe was delicious although with the richness of the cheese, there was a lot and I ended up taking almost half home. It's served with mixed greens and house vinaigrette.
I really enjoyed my meal at Paris 66 and look forward to returning to try out brunch and even dinner.