5.5 Etsi, 23 Rue Eugene Carriere (look 'im up on Wiki) in the 18th, closed Sundays and Mondays, 01.71.50.00.80, Metro: Lemark, Bus 95, has a "young chef, Mikaëla Liaroutsos, [who] is half Greek and half French, and has worked in the kitchens of Cyril Lignac and Michel Rostang" reported Heidi Ellison of Paris Update. Well, that was enough to propel us there today' we were greeted by a host of cooks and staff speaking French and English and I assume, Greek. Three courses are 18 E and 2 are 15 E, which has got to be the bargain of the century.
Colette and I both started with the pleurotes and almonds on topo of a creamy mouse of feta with milk and cream (wonderful); then tuna with cooked radishes and fava beans and koftas of pork, red onion and lamb with giant white beans and black olive/tomato sauce - both topped with nicely dressed fresh greens; finishing with a kind of super-baklava, galaktoboureko that was, in Colette's mind, the whole reason to come here.
Our bill, with no bottled water (like in Greece, they bring out pitchers of fresh tap-water), a bottle and glass of wine and two coffees, (average bread) was 67 E.
Go back. Hummm. Probably not because despite the fabulous dessert and starter, the decibel level, due to no sound-dampening, full of locals raising their voices, caused us to raise ours, and so on. However, we are sure a younger crowd will love this new restaurant.