Tuesday in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed and gave 3/5 dots to Rech, coordinates well-known, under Jacques Maximin and Philippe Toinard gave 3/5 dots to La Fabbrica, 19 rue de l'Etoile in the 17th, 01 55 37 90 00, with a 19 € lunch formula and a la carte costing 30-45 €, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, serving Italian food start to finish.
This week in l’Express, Pierrick Jegu, reviewed as his resto under 30 €, Chez Marie-Louise, coordinates given two weeks ago, which he calls not bad and not expensive; and Elvira Masson reviewed Autre Sens in Rennes.
Wednesday in Le Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin gave his photo, long description and 2 hearts to Les Debats, 6, place Victor Hugo in the 16th, 01.45.01.22.22, open 7/7, with lunch formulas at 25 and 28, menus at 35 and 45 € (lunch), serving lisettes and encornets, crab in a bouillon and lemony vacherin; two hearts also went to the aforementioned Chez Marie-Louise, where he noted the langoustine raviolis, veal kidneys and sable with quince. One heart each were awarded to Rue de Verneuil, 33, rue de Verneuil in the 7th, 01.42.60.04.04, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, costing 13.50 for a lunch formula and 35 € a la carte for eggs meurette, blanquette and lumpy chicken with ecrevisses; the half-business, half-showbiz l’Arc, 12, rue de Presbourg in the 8th, 01.45.00.78.70, open 7/7, costing 35 at lunch for the formula and a not-worth-it 60-70 € at dinner, for a cepes cappucino and pollack. He gave a busted heart to the Franco-Italian l’Angora, 3, bvd Richard Lenoir in the 11th, 01.47.00.25.00, closed Sundays, costing 6 for a terrine, 16 for veal scallop and 11 € for spaghetti bolognese.
Wednesday as well, in Figaroscope, Colette Monsat’s “Dossier” rated the best fruits de mer platters in town from 1 to 16 on several scales. The results were:
5. l’Ecallier du Bistrot and in order:
L’Ecaille de la Fontaine
Bar de la Mer (Sebillon)
And the others:
Le Stella, Bar a Huitres, Tropical Café, Comptoir des Mers, Le Wepler, La Lorraine + Boeuf sur le Toit
Francois Simon went to Wepler, where the plateau was slow (30 minutes) in arriving and which was substandard excepting the crab; it was very expensive (184,30 € with three kids) and despite that, he might go back.
Also this week in Le Figaroscope, Colette Monsat wrote about the week of Fooding running from Nov 30-Dec 7.
Wednesday, Richard Hesse in Paris Update went to the new Spring Boutique.
Saturday in Le Figaro, Francois Simon in his “Croque-notes” wrote a most strange review of a meal at the Cap Seguin across from 27, quai Le Gallo on the Seine in B-B, 01.46.05.06.07, costing about 45 €, recently taken over by Manuel Heurtier. Simon complains (I think) that one night when it was pouring (hasn’t it been every night?) the place was nigh empty but the food good - boudin noir and salad, beef two ways and generous desserts, making it either like pasta awaiting a sauce or a performance without an audience .
Over the weekend, in Bonjour Paris, Margaret Kemp reviewed Thoumieux and John Talbott wrote an essay entitled “Change your reservation? Of course, Sir, no problem.”