Paris: Fuxia (6ème arrondissement)

One of our favourite finds in Paris was an Italian restaurant, Fuxia, across the road from the Jardin de Luxembourg (in the 6th arrondissement).

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While we were in Paris, we took on the role of flâneurs (those who stroll and loaf).  We walked everywhere and had grand adventures throughout Paris.  In a heatwave.  We had a hard time dealing with the heat, so of course we had to stop at sidewalk cafes for refreshing drinks.  Fuxia was a great place to stop — not just for drinks (the house rosé became our favourite), but also for a bite to eat.

One afternoon we stopped for a couple glasses of rosé and a beautiful vegetarian antipasti plate:

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I had been talking about my craving for lightly-steamed green beans with a bit of garlic for days… and all of a sudden they popped up as a surprise on our antipasti platter!

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And if you’re ok with gluten, the Ricotta Beignets appetizer is perfect for sharing:

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We also came back for a few evening meals, and I made the most of their risotto dishes!  The first night we were there they had a risotto special on the chalkboard: Risotto Truffes (Truffle Risotto) with artichokes, truffle cream, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and Grana Padano cheese.

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And then I needed to try the vegetarian risotto on the menu, the Risotto del Estate with pumpkin cream, small peas, zucchini, carrot, artichokes, basil, and Grana Padano cheese.

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I love the bright saffron-yellow colour of the rice — it’s because of the pumpkin cream!

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Eating at Fuxia has rekindled our love of big plates of antipasti for dinner, and all the Italian flavours.  We’ve been doing a lot with pesto since we came back (I can highly recommend using baby arugula in a standard pesto recipe) because of our Fuxia meals.  This is one restaurant I wish we had here at home.

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