5.5 La Ferme Saint-Simon, 6, rue de Saint-Simon in the 7th, 01.45.48.35.74, changed owner and chef and in September the carte was under the hand of an exMaison du Danemark chef, which may explain the abundant fish, especially salmon. The carte can early run one 40-70 € but they have two lunch deals; one three courses from a forced-choice carte for 36 €, the other two courses from the same carte with a glass of wine for 29.50 €.
Three of us had the latter; one starting with the salmon wrapped around fresh cheese and dill that was pretty good and another the dried beef with marinated cauliflower that was incredibly good. Then all three of us had the cod with a fennel sauce that was quite special, especially the zucchini prepared three ways. (We chose not to try the other choice, the duck confit parmentier because were have confit de canard that evening; the other first, by the way was a lentil soup.)
Finally Madame had the sorbets and ice creams that she loved. The amuse-bouche was a light chilled soup of celery with vegetables and the mignardises were a classic crème caramel and two cookies.
With a bottle of Chardonnay (in addition to our three glasses included in the formula), coffee and Chat. Delanoye our bill was 133.60 € for three.
* Written about September 2007
Should one go? Yes, so long as you’re not over three or are willing to duplicate dishes or order from the pricey carte.