Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wednesday night, I went out with Kendra and her co-workers in order to celebrate her upcoming birthday. We met up at the office of one of her co-worker's husbands (got that??) and sat around drinking pricey champagne & watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle. Not a bad start to the night. Then we were off to another bar for a quick drink before our reservations at Addis Abeba, an Ethiopian restaurant in the 9th.
I'd never had Ethiopian food before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. There weren't many options on the menu, and we pretty much had a choice between the meat (17euros) or vegetarian plate (15 euros). After about half an hour, they brought out these huge family-style serving platters. This one was for four of us, and took up the whole table: But the best part was, there's no silverware involved! You get a plate full of these spongy crepes, and then you just tear a piece off:
and then use it to scoop up the food:It was a really fun experience and I'd definitely recommend trying it at least once. Though once you added in the wine & everything else, it was a bit too pricey for me to make it a regular on my list.



Blogger Global Librarian said...

LOVE Ethiopian food. In fact, I love it so much I learned how to make it at home. Except the Injera (sponge bread), but most Ethiopian restaurants will sell that to you for a small amount.

Let e know if you want any recipes!

February 20, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow no cutlery? Better not wear white then...

Looks yum though.

February 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger KEF said...

Great post!

I loooove Ethiopian food and will definitely need to go check this place out!

February 20, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose you'd have to be extra vigilant about double-dipping, wouldn't you? And did you like the taste of the food? Can you compare it to anything else you've ever eaten?

February 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how you gonna keep em
down on the farm?
after they've seen paree?????

February 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

I LOVEEEEE Ethiopian food, too!!! I grew up with it as a kid as my aunt (uncle's second wife) is Ethiopian and she ALWAYS cooked very DELISH meals!!! I love injera, too... She used to make that really good and we ALWAYS used to ask her for it! We'd ask for "that spongey bread." Also, always eating with our hands, too.... YUMMMMM!!!! I'll go if you ever want to go again.... Thanks for letting us know about it...

February 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Animesh said...

Ethiopian food always reminded me of Indian food [we share a lot of spices], and this post of yours reminded me of LA :-|.

February 24, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

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