In Tuesday’s Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed the ephemeral Les Grande Tables de L’Ile Seguin, in Boulogne-Billancourt,01.46.10.79.72, open 12 noon – 4 PM every day, serving the vegetarian food from Andre Daguin’s home area such as salads, roast and poached dishes of vegetables and fruits for fro 16 – 35 E.
Wednesday, Figaroscope’s Emmanuel Rubin reviewed his usual five new places: giving 3/4 hearts to two places: the Cantonese Le Shang Palace in the Shangri La Hotel, 10, ave d’Iena in the 16th, 01.53.67.19.98, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Chatomat, coordinates given before, commenting on the warm mackerrel, cod and strawberries and figs. Then he awarded two hearts to Neva Cuisine, coordinates given before, where he liked the shrimp raviolis, monkfish and elaborate macaroon. One heart only was awarded to the Italian Aldo in the 2nd and l’Ecume des Bulles, 5 rue des Quartre-Vents in the 6th, 01.43.26.00.22, closed Sunday and Monday, with 21 and 29 E formulas but pricier items on the carte (35-40 E), he commented on the oysters, king crab pate and smoked tuna.
The Dossier this week by Colette Monsat, Alexandra Michot and Hugo de Saint Phalle was on restaurants that prolong your summer :
Le Cafe de la Jatte
Les Caves St-Gilles
Les Delices d’Aprodite
Dans les Landes
La Plage Parisienne,
Sardegna a Tavola &
And I don’t get the connection, but Francois Simon in his Hache Menu went to the Restaurant Dejeuner de l’Hotel Montalembert, coordinates well-known where the less than astonishing (as promoted) king crab salad and club sandwich were astonishly pricy and as to whether to go – advises « Bof. »
Thursday, in L’Express, Francois-Regis Gaudry named his four best places for the rentree : L’Intention, 3 rue du Roi-Dore in the 4th, 01.42.74.31.22, closed weekends, running one about 25 E at lunch and 35 E at dinner, which serves a stuffed tomato, pintade breast, and an inspired petit-suisse with caramel sauce; as well as Chatomat, Garde Temps and Neva, all of whose coordinates have been given before. And in an article I missed picking up last week, Timothée Barrière published an article giving the 4 best « sporting » places : Depur at the club Klay in the 2nd, Le Roland-Garros at the R-G in the 16th, Au Trinquet in the 16th and Le 70 at the Parc des Princes in the 16th.
On Saturday, in Le Figaro, Francois Simon‘s Croque Notes covered Jean Marie Amat’s restaurant in Lormont. Besides it, there was an article on Slow Food’s founder Carlo Petrini and his book, entitled Terra Madre, now in French. An interesting question posed by Francois Simon was why France was so slow in adopting Slow Food principles and Petrini gave a most diplomatic and partly honest answer (that while France resists « movements, » there are ecologists, agriculture-folks and the origine controlee system. Of note also are his « preferred » restos in Paris : Aux Lyonnais, Chateaubriand, Baratin, Rino, Gazzetta and the Comptoir du Relais.
Saturday in the IHT and Sunday in the NYT, Alexander Lobrano blew the cover off Septime, watch out for the Manhattan hoardes now descending. In addition, Barbra Austin in the same issue of the NYT reviewed La Rotonde, coordinates given last week, which she likes for an apero in a stunning setting.
Sunday, Astrid T’Serclaes in the JDD versio femina reviewed Le Sauvage. In addition, in the regular JDD, Aurelie rated Nanashi II, 57, rue Charlot in the 3rd, 01.44.61.45.49, closed Sunday nights, brunches weekends, running you 15-20 E for « simple » items such as salmon on rice or a Vietnamese bento a 6/10, l’Agape Substance a 8.5/10 and KGB an 8/10. Coordinates to all given before.