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Mike and I knew we had to try at least one soufflé during our time in Paris. We did better than that…we had three soufflés in one meal!

Located by the Tuileries Garden and a fifteen minute walk from the Louvre, Le Soufflé is admittedly a little touristy but they make some pretty solid soufflés.

The restaurant is located on Rue du Mont Thabor, a quiet street that runs parallel to the busy Rue de Rivoli. It has a cute blue exterior so I was a little surprised when I walked into the restaurant and felt a little underdressed. While I wouldn’t call it fancy, it gave me the impression that it was going for something a little more high-end with its white tablecloths and all.

The menu

The space may seem small when you first enter the restaurant but we were led to a back room with several other tables.

While the menu is soufflé-heavy, they offer a selection of fish dishes, meat dishes and other traditional French desserts. But when you’re at a restaurant called “Le Soufflé”, you should probably stick to the soufflés.

For lunch, they offer La Formule Dejeuner for 26€ which consists of a glass of wine (or half a bottle of water), a green salad, a savoury soufflé, sweet soufflé and coffee or tea.

A complimentary roll

We decided to order one formule and an additional savoury soufflé to share. We started off with the green salad which wasn’t anything to write home about. Just some simple, lightly dressed greens.

Green Salad

The first soufflé I dug into was the Soufflé Jambon Fromage (13€). This ham and cheese soufflé had a mild cheese flavour and small strips of ham sprinkled throughout it.

Soufflé Jambon Fromage

I thought it was tasty but if you’re like me and like a little bit more texture in your food, soufflés might not be your thing. I’ll be honest, I don’t love soufflés but since I was in France I thought I should give it a chance.

Soufflé Jambon Fromage

Don’t let its large size fool you – it’s not very filling! I polished this off without a problem given how light and fluffy it was.

Soufflé Jambon Fromage

Next up was the Soufflé Champignon des Bois (16€) aka the mushroom souffle.

Soufflé Champignon des Bois

Between the two savoury soufflés, this was the better of the two. Our server came by to poke a hole on the top of the soufflé and proceeded to pour the mushroom sauce into it. Delish!

Soufflé Champignon des Bois

For our dessert soufflé, we went with the classic Soufflé Chocolat (11€). Like the mushroom soufflé, our server poked a hole into our soufflé first and proceeded to pour the chocolate sauce into it. I’m glad he left the dish of extra chocolate sauce – we used every bit of it.

Soufflé Chocolat

Like I said, I’m not a huge fan of soufflés to begin with but I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate soufflé. Then again, pour chocolate over anything and I won’t complain!

Soufflé Chocolat

If you’re a soufflé fan, come to Le Soufflé where you can enjoy a soufflé as an appetizer, entree and dessert.

At a glance:
• Specializing in soufflés – sweet and savoury
• For lunch, they offer a 26€ menu which includes a glass of wine, a green salad, a savoury soufflé, sweet soufflé and coffee or tea
• Non-souffle items are also on the menu
• Admittedly a little touristy but their soufflés are solid
• Located near the Tuileries Garden

Ratings (out of 5):
• Food: 3.5 stars
• Service: 2 stars
• Atmosphere: 3 stars

  1. Alice (Reply) on Sunday 14, 2013

    Lucky you! I’ve never had souffle before – I’d love to try the savoury one!
    Looking forward to the rest of your travel posts! 🙂

    • Jess (Reply) on Sunday 14, 2013

      Thanks for dropping by, Alice! I have to admit, I haven’t eaten many souffle’s before given that they’re not very common in Toronto. But you can find them on a lot of dessert menus in France.