Paris--best yassa/ like chez rene
Totally separate questions:
1. Any favorite Senegalese places in Paris for poulet yassa? Craving...
2. I haven't found reliable leads yet for a place like Chez Rene, where I could take a toddler (jetlag is in our favor for a few days at dinner time) . . . and by like Chez Rene, I mean solid renditions of coq au vin type classics in a neighborhoody setting. If you tell me CR still fits that bill, I'll return there; but I've been hearing complaints what with all the changes in ownership, tour buses, etc.
Can't think of a place for good poulet yassa right now, but if you like yassa, you might also like the Cameroonian 'poulet DG' (DG stands for "directeur général") at Le Bamboutos, 3 rue Sauffroy (17e, métro Brochant), or a very decent Beninese poulet braisé at Fifa, 16 rue Joseph-Dijon (18e, métro Jules-Joffrin).
I have also had a good poulet braisé at La Tontine d'Or, 27 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud (11e).
I had a v disappointing meal after the changeover at CR, I used to love their coq too.
What's wrong with the old Regalade or l'Ami Jean or Petits Plats, yah, that's ideal, Petits Plats, informal, cool, friendly, 1/2 dishes for kids and oldies. Gazzetta has that kind of informality at lunch too.
And, Etchebest eats at the Cantine de Troquet with his kids as does Constant at the Cocottes.