Why You Should Eat Where They Have Brains on the Menu
Either you love them or are scared of them – either way, this is the one reason why you shouldn’t shy away from eating a restaurant that has them on the menu.
It breaks my heart when people tell me they didn’t go to Le Baratin or The Clown Bar because “they heard there are brains on the menu.” Not only are they missing two of Paris’ most beloved dining experiences where Chefs from all over the world come to pay homage – no-one says you have to eat them. There are plenty of other delicious options to choose from.
Also, it is a sign of quality that a restaurant even has them on the menu. Not only do you need to know who you are buying from to ensure incredible quality, you have to know how to cook them properly. When I see “offal” on menus, I know that they are serious about high-quality food not just for the brains, but for everything.
Be a bit open-minded, go out of your comfort zone a bit when ruling in / out restaurants, it would be a shame to miss them based on one dish item, especially Le Baratin & The Clown Bar.