6.24 Orties, 24 Rue Rodier in the 9th, 01.45.26.86.26, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: Cadet)has been opened just 4 weeks in the old Premices space by a self-taught chef, Thomas Benaday, whose cuisine I found pretty darn good (7.2) at the Machine a Coudres in B/B last year. The lunch "menu" here with 4 dishes, is 28 E and the photos above show what was advertised in the window, but they didn't exactly describe what we were served. The initial puffy bread with a pumpkin puree that we slathered on was quite unusual and good.
First we had a lovely veal tartare with an egg and sorrel sauce (a lovely spring green color); then a risotto of epeautres with mushrooms of Paris and onion; then a merlu (a spectacular piece of fish) with carrot puree; and finally an excellent pear, grapefruit and rhubarb dessert. The plates or wooden bowls items were served in were cold or hot in keeping with their contents. Our long-time friends who dwell in the 9th declared the food very good,.....but our silverware wasn't removed between courses, the paper napkins bore a strange resemblance to those one gets from a take out place and the chairs were not comfortable. The walls are bare so sound is not absorbed and the decibel level rose when two other diners arrived. (While we were just 4 it was a pleasant 69.7 dB.)
Our bill for 4 with 2 bottles of wine and 3 coffees, was 199 E or 99.50 E a couple.
Go? For the food, but let's hope they fix the rest, including the dying ivy that hangs down and catches in ones hair.