Great meal at Le Verre Vole
We had a great dinner tonight at a very reasonable price.
Tomato salad - Fresh medley of tomatoes complimented by seaweed greens and a perfect vinegrette, 9E
Lettuce salad - perfectly dressed, very fresh greens
Bread was also very good.
Mains - 18E
Le Bauette Boeuf - grilled steak with seaweed (looks like tiny asparagus), fresh peas, carrots, fingerling potatoes in a very subtle, but perfect onion based sauce. Sauce was very light and outstanding.
Mousse de chocolat - simple, great flavor
Priced fairly and the selection is good. Had a grenache based wine called Terre Inconnue for 39E (32E if you buy to take home + 7E to have with your meal) that was one of the best wines I've had for the price in a restaurant in a long time
Friendly and warm. Chef Royden K. came out to see how to say hi.
Le Verre Vole -
The chef we spoke to was named Royden K. (that was the name on the business card he gave us).
I don't know anything about the history of this restaurant, but got the impression he was the "chef."
In any event he is a very nice, warm individual that seems to care a lot about his customers' experience.
I spoke to the chef yesterday on the phone and it was still Patrice Gelbart...
I suppose going there would solve the mystery. Last time I was there I asked (just for information for that is sometimes seen in some restaurants) if the place was into hiring "itinerant" chefs... And the waiter snapped at me as if I had asked him do they put spiders in their black pudding. So I wondered.
Patrice Gelbart is still the chef there so unless there's a triumvirate going on (including Delphine) or some mysterious chef rotation, I wonder if you've really been to Le Verre Volé ;-)