Cezembre in the 6th is/was a place I loved a few weeks ago and repeated today with a famous blogger/food writer; she and Colette beat me to the place because of the rookie bus driver I had and numerous double-parked UPS/etc. vans. In any case, our charming English-speaking waitguy had explained the possibilities of the 1-2-1 28 E 3-course "menu" to my companions and they briefed me on it. The primary choice was the main - merlu (hake) or chicken - and predictably I went for the meat and they, the fish.
So, we started off with Chef Anthony Hamon's superb Breton version of langoustines on an intense parsnip puree with shitakes, chives and teeny tiny slices of chorizo. Then it was onto the Merlan (hake) on a dense yummy risotto and chicken with a dense-intense veal sauce. Finally came poached pear bits with kiwis, caramelized peanuts and salted caramel ice cream.
Our bill with no bottled water but 2 bottles of wine (a Loire and Rhone), great bread and fine coffee, was 146.50 E for 3 or 97.66 E a couple.