Since all the big boys are publishing their lists of preferred places to eat that have opened over the past 12 months, academic year, rentree-rentree, however you want to call it, I thought now was a good time to put together a list of my top bistros since the rentree 2011 (like Humpty Dumpty, I define bistro as just “what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”):
L’Office (with its Master Chef leaving at this very moment almost)
Au Passage (alas now without its chef celebre)
Le Cabanon de l'Ecailler
Cantine du Troquet Dupleix
Le Clocher de Montmartre
There you go, take it or leave it or write me hate mail.