8.0 Tomy & Co, 22 rue Surcouf in the 7th, 01.45.51.46.93, closed weekends (Metro: hummm, better off using the #28 bus) has been open for but a week in the old space occupied by the Le Petit Bordelais practically cheek to jowl next to the excellent and also newly opened Petit Tonneau and Jais. The design and décor are terrific and within minutes we were greeted by the chef and his charming chef wife (they met cooking at Roland Garros and fell quickly in love) with some bubbly and good spirit. There is a 25 E lunch "menu" as well as menu-carte of 3 courses for 45 E. We went with dear friends, the distaff member of which is in the cooking/tour business.
The two ladies ordered a vegetable salad which was OK but well, frankly, it was vegetable salad; my colleague, previously in my dodge, ordered the gnocchi with truffles which he loved; but I had what was not only terrific looking but spectacular tasting - a rondelle of chopped beef tongue topped with an umbrella of overlapping pickled radish slices.
For mains the ladies went with a wonderful chicken breast with fois gras (just as good as his was at Pirouette) and a daurade grise with vegetables; but again my duck made Apicius fashion with grapes and beets was more than outstanding, it was out of this world.
Our desserts consisted of Tomy's traditional Ossau-Iraty concoction, two scoops of ice cream with tapioca and the outstanding chocolate tart with fresh figs.
Our bill with their filtered water, 2 bottles of wine, fine bread and 2 coffees, was 272 E or 136 E a couple (as at Pirouette, there are supplements).
Go? Indeed, run before the reviewers prompt a run on it.