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One of my friends is in Paris (France), and he posted this photo from a restaurant there . Does anyone know the name of this dish ?

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    WOW, that totally looks NOT good. – Jolenealaska Dec 29 '14 at 17:39
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    Looks like a failed attempt to fancy up a humble fruit salad to me. Doubt it really has a name anywhere except for that restaurant. Though it is really hard to give a real answer without knowing what is under that cuckoo spit cough I mean foam... – Doug Dec 29 '14 at 17:47
  • I don't know but he said it's a main dish not an appetizer or a dessert . I know the foam (cuckoo spit :P ) hide the ingredient but maybe someone from Paris know what it is :) – Omar Dec 29 '14 at 17:51
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    I don't see 'Main' written anywhere. It looks to me like: Baby Fennel, diced apple, grape fruit segments, lychee (raw chicken), basil oil and a clove of garlic. All guess work. I know if that was put down in front of me I would send it back is all... – Doug Dec 29 '14 at 18:17
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    Do you have the restaurant name? that would help narrow it down. – Max Dec 30 '14 at 1:58
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If it is a french dish (they have other cuisines in Paris, yeah?) then it is likely to be a mix of poached (baby) vegetables, with or without some poached protein (fish or fowl). No fruit. These delicate veg dishes are prolific, hard to cook cos they depend on a carefully crafted stock and best quality veg (& little else, bar the molecular gastronomy nonsense foam). They can be a revelation in taste if done well and expertly, otherwise they look and taste like the remnants of stock-making day, that over boiled sludge in the bottom of your colander.

I doubt this dish has a name, as such. Obviously the menu named it, but in Larousse I'm guessing it would be just the standard poached veg.

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