7.0 Le 122 Bistrot d'Hier & Aujourd'hui, 122 rue de Grenelle in the 7th, 01.45.56.07.42, has recently changed chefs, bringing in Guillaume Ginther, who did stints at Laurent with gracious hosts Farid Saïdi and Sylvie Portela and more recently at Daniel in NYC. Colette and I had always done well here and after I heard there was a new presence in the kitchen was curious if things had changed. The news is that it has: it's gotten better.
We ordered off the carte, which with supplements, makes a meal much pricier but I owed my guest a meal for her services to me negotiating with my insurance company and Canal +, both of whom were being difficult with me. In any case she started with an innovative dish, sliced cold scallops in a smoky haddock sauce and I had a beautiful concoction of snails and mushrooms, salad and parmesan wafers - here pushed apart so you can see the ingredients.
Then she had a rollatine of croustillant of pork and I had two slices of pigeon breast which melted in my mouth; both with purees and both state of the art.
The desserts were right up there as well; hers was called an apple tart and mine a parfait but both were decided improvements on the standard presentations of them.
With a bottle of wine and water, supplement for the pigeon and two coffees (bread consisted of the usual very good varieties they serve here), our bill was 124.10 E.
Go? It's on Colette's "must do" list.