Mumi is still my #1 restaurant for 2018 in the city proper (L'Ours in Vincennes beat it out by a whisker in the 'virons) and four of us had a terrific meal again today.
The chef started us off with a lovely but pungent mushroom soup in handmade mushroom bowls followed closely by parmesan biscuits with red pepper blobs and a warning from the bilingual staff not to eat the coffee beans they were on.
Then we went on to split the mackerel with mussels and courgettes several ways including a zucchini blossom. At this point our dining partners eyes lit up and their tongues loosened; a good sign.
For mains again we split up the maigre (fish) with grape leaf rolls and a slab of pigs belly that I thought was perfectly crisped on the skin and moist on the inside which the male member of the local couple thought was underdone (not me.) At some point the chef came purposefully over and recognized me (even though the reservation was in our friend's name); which I thought was a nice touch.
For dessert, again we split the choices which were essentially ices with in one case apricot and the other - mango. The mignardises were divine raspberry rounds.
Our bill was 193E (that's 96.50E a couple) with a bottle of wine, 3 coffees, 2 bottles of their own sparking water (9E) and here's what got my male friend concerned, 4E for the flat water that Colette confirmed was "eau de Paris" (I think she should have said "Chateau Hidalgo," but then...).