Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Moose: A Place Where Dreams Come True

As mentioned previously - The Moose, as it has come to be known, is located near the metro stop of Odeon and specifically on Rue Quatre Vents. I guess, to ease our immersion into the French culture, Diane took us here on one of our first nights because it is indeed a Canadian bar. I keep stressing 'Canadian bar' as if I'm from the land of the loonies. I'm sorry, I found that term in Wikipedia.. I understand it's a nickname/term for the Canadian dollar? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, funnily enough, many of the bartenders at the Moose during my stint in Paris were from New Zealand. A group of us quickly befriended two in particular, Darrin & Mark. After all, a bartender is one of the most important friends that one can have. I hold many close to my heart. Now, maybe I'm referencing this local pub as an economically sound establishment because of the preferential treatment we occasionally received? Or maybe it's because there are typically weekly "happy hour" type deals, as well as meal deals. Let's just say that I think I spent more time at the Moose than any other single place in my 5 months in Paris.

If you're looking for authentic French food, then this isn't your joint. BUT, if you're in need of a little slice of home pie, then here are a few items off the Moose menu that I'd recommend:

  • Mooseburger
  • Classic Moose Poutine
  • Chicken Stir Fry Pita

The Moosehead beer should go without saying..

And of course for dessert:

Creme Brulee .. Mmm

Now, the last time I was in Paris was in 2001, so the prices and menu might have changed a bit; and of course, I don't recommend dining out for every meal.. BUT either way, you'll get the most for your money here.

If you do get a chance to swing by the Moose, please stop by and let me know if everything's still as delicious as it was 7 years ago.


Nicole said...

um, the Moose is potentially the best bar in least for those who are looking for a little bit of home (meaning USA)...I'd also recommend the Frog and Princess :)

Lil' Boozie said...

Thank you for reading, Nicole. Stay tuned for a future more detailed post about the Frog & Princess!