As Philippe Excoffier's eponymous resto in the 7th was one of the places I tested while Colette was out of town, we returned there with another dear friend from the Bay Area today.
From the menu-carte and menu du jour we all found items that called to us.
Colette and our friend went with the fricasee of girolles with an egg atop while I chose the foie gras with chopped pineapple in honor of California's loss.
Then our friend had the confited souris of lamb (really mutton), I had what was called a gigot but turned out not to be our familiar leg of undercooked lamb but a more cooked and tightly wrapped rondelle and Colette had a canette filet - all on board were happy but not ecstatic.
For finales, our friend chose the incredible cherries with vanilla ice cream while colette had the chocolate dome.