6.25 Les Petits Princes, 26, rue du Val d'Or in Suresnes: not to be confused with the couscous place - Le Petit Prince also on Suresnes, 01.41.47.87.61, closed Sunday and Monday nights (Tramway 2) has received rave reviews so I induced one of my longtime pals who has a car to drive out here; it's devilish parking but one can if one tries. It's in a fresh space, with a glassed in kitchen and on the ceiling is a sculpture resembling an airplane wing, but more about the name later. The menu is ambitious, with ingredients as far-flung as wasabi and guacamole and the food pushes the palate.
My chauffeur chose to start with an interesting combo of salsifis, haddock and poached egg sauce and I went with the scallops baked with butter and fresh parsley, Then she had a veal onglet marinated in ginger and I the beef hanche. To conclude, we shared a chocolate mousse. Everything was quite different tasting from the usual; this young chef who spent 10 years at Regalade, has learned his lessons well and tried to spread his wings exploring the skies beyond those of his mentors. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not so much.
Our bill was 115 E with a bottle of wine, nice bread, nice chorizo and sausage amuses and 3 coffees. The db's were high at the height of service but when the office workers cleared out it was quiet.
Go? No one who reads me will schlep way out here for a meal that cannot be guaranteed to be familiar food I suspect, but maybe so.
Oh by the way, the name, why Les Petits Princes? Well its in the midst of the huge building housing Airbus and where the Bleriot operation once was.