Neva Cuisine has become another favorite of ours when Colette is in town. Today, we broke bread with two old/new friends who had never been there with mixed results.
We were in a bit of a hurry to make it on time with the Notaire for the apartment we're swapping up to so smack off the bat we consumed the wonderful spicy amuse-gueule rolls and some Medoc/Bordeaux (30 E).
Our pal Oncle V. had foie gras with quince confiture that he quite liked, Colette had langoustines in a rich custacean sauce and the other two of us had the raviolis of gambas with an incredibly rich sauce of custaceans. Colette thought the two firsts that we shared were outstanding.
Then Madame had a nice piece of cod; Colette had St Jacques with a cepes and cream sauce she found too creamy (not me); and V. and I both had the sweetbreads, crunchy on the outside/moist on the inside, that needed salt and were less impressive than in the past - but, but, but, the huge array of al dente veggies were spectacular.
To top it off, M. had the baba, Mme the amazing melting ball of chocolate and Colette a concoction of pear, chocolate and caramel
With two bottles of wine, no bottled water and two coffees, our bill was 227 E, thus 113.50 E per couple.