Coretta in the 17th, has replaced Clamato as our go-to Sunday place, not because Clamato failed us in any way but because Coretta is so convenient and one can reserve and not stand in line. We were a tad early but our genial host insisted that we come in, sit down and have a coupe while awaiting our guest from the 20th. He also shared with us a fascinating menu that the reigning chef Beatriz Gonzales (whose first place, Neva Cuisine, we also love) put together with a chef from Guadalajara, Mexico (it's on the left) the 10-16 June this year. But alas, we were too late, but hardly disappointed with our choices.
We started with some tongue pleasing amuse bouches followed by a cupful of fried pied de cochon balls that were moist and with their tartar sauce, almost hard to stop eating.
For mains, Colette had the turbot with artichokes and zucchini and our friend and I had the sweetbreads, crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, with mushrooms and an extremely pleasant sauce.
To finish up we had a pre-dessert of strawberries with fluff and almonds; a cannelloni of red fruits; two giant brioches (unpictured) witrh ice cream and caramel sauce (which we were encouraged to take half home for breakfast, which we both did); and delightful mignardise with a glass of digestif (offered as was the champagne).
Our bill, with no bottled water but a bottle of wine and 3 coffees, was 182.60 E, thus 121.72 E a couple.