Le Chai de l'Abbaye: The Best Tartines in Paris
You're looking at what I consider the perfect lunch served at one of my favorite places, Le Chai de l'Abbaye, a café just down the street from my apartment in Paris. The Chai makes lots of hot dishes—onion soup, stuffed cabbage, Lyonnais sausage on lentils and the like—but I'm a devotee of this tartine de viande des Grisons. For those unfamiliar with it, a tartine is an open-faced sandwich and it can be made with any kind of topping and any kind of bread, although the topping is usually fairly spare. In general, sandwiches of every variety in France are modest in size, but tartines (coming from the verb tartiner, to spread) are the slimmest members of the sandwich family.
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