Is it good enough to use one of my 4 or 5 meals in Paris for? I do love offal...
Has anyone been there recently? Any information on prices/ recent menu items would be greatly appreciated. I would love to hear some real feedback on this restaurant. Thanks in advance!
Was last there about 2 years ago, so may not be recent enough for you. However, the location, aesthetics, and warm welcome from staff could not have been better. The groin de cochon was quite different , l had never had it before. Slices of pigs nose sliced so each piece had the two nostrils showing. Inexpensive and remember the lamb brains were wonderful .
We were there about a year ago, 2009. We found it as DCM describes -- and yes, "the lamb brains were wonderful." Also great looking was the 10-inch long cut slabs of roasted bone marrow served to the table behind us -- on recent trips we've been very tempted to return to have both, but darn, dscriptions of other places by so many of the rest of you have diverted us from that. (The wine list was interesting and reasonable.)
"then what would you, msr. talbott, recommend in that same price range?"
I'm no Monsignor, but I'd go with:
Spring (a bit more $/E but worth it)
Regalade St Honore & Saturne
l'Agape (a bit more as well)
Le Mini Palais
Le 104 aka Street Food, Concert de Cuisine
Moustache, the original Regalade, l'Agrume
and all the classic places Colette and I and others have visited the last ten days
the Bistro Volnay
Ze Kitchen Galerie
Repaire de Cartouche
etc, etc etc,
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I had stopped going there for a year or so because Nadège, the owner had a hard time finding a proper chef and I had several disappointing experiences.
I did go back however like 1 month ago and I was pleasantly surprised.
We had a wonderful scallop carpaccio with slices of porcini mushrooms, a beautiful partridge with "forgotten" vegetables. I was so impressed that I decided to go back two weeks later to check whether it was not an accident. I wasn't. Second time was equally good, I had wonderful clams with fresh herbs, and a very tasty meatloaf made out of pork trotter.
It turns out that there's a young and talented japanese chef in the kitchen.
This is now back on my list. I believe the 3-course menu is now 32 euros and that's really worth it.