Yesterday Colette and I went back to a place a buddy and I ate at not too long ago and loved.
Change #1 No menu anymore at lunch (at least on Easter Monday). Therefore no 3 courses for 28 Euros, which with 1 glass of wine, bottled water and coffee = 33 Euros.
Change #2 Lotsa CRS outside awaiting Tibetan protesters.
Change #3 Chef sat at table in the salle the whole time chatting up his backers rather than cooking or even finishing off dishes in the kitchen.
So we had a somewhat different experience.
The olives, warm bread and wine were all good.
My starter of raviolis of langoustines and greens was great but lacked salt/oompf.
Her bar with roughly-cut ratatouille was - bar=bland, ratatouille=terrific.
My veal was properly cooked and its veggie side of olives, confited citron, baby artichokes, semi-dried tomatoes and sauce was over the top.
The chocolate, touted by our enthusiastic waiter, was in fact a typical moelleux, except over-cooked, so there was very little moelleux and much dried cake.
The bill = 101.90 Euros/2.
All in all, not a bad meal for me, but not good for Madame, she who brooks no lapses. On average - a 6.5 I'd say.