Ze Kitchen Galerie in the 6th remains one of Colette and my favorites and we were delighted to share our enthusiasm with two folks from the old neighborhood autumning in Paris. Despite our living 7 clicks away, this has always seemed to us to be our neighborhood cantine where one always encounters a warm welcome, delightful service and ever-surprising food from a 3-star chef (don't worry, the Michelin will eventually catch up).
Said chef started us off with a light cold cucumber soup; then I moved on to octopus with a nifty spicy sauce; and then we were all treated to another soup, this of coconut milk, girolles, beans and lemon grass.
Our mains consisted of a lovely piece of cod, succulent strips of lamb and squid slices with tempered vegetables sprinkled lightly with salt - truly delicious to the nth degree.
Desserts consisted of the innovative presentations of figs, plums and white chocolate with wasabi "cigarettes".
Our bill, with their filtered water, plus 3 glasses of wine and one of beer (all offered) and 3 coffees, was 106.25 a couple.