52 Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis in the 10th has been a reliable Sunday lunch place for us until today. For some reason, we had a tussle with the morning waitfolks, over where to sit, us being 4, and were told we had to be at one of the cramped corner tables rather than two tables for two pushed together (from 12h00-14h00 the place was nowhere full). We were sure we'd be doomed to perdition, but our wonderful wait-guy, Gregory, saved the day.
The firsts, shared among us, sounded great with many contrasting ingredients, but were unexciting:
- a persil tubéreux soup with granola, taragon and grapefruit
- a soup of lentils and Jerusalem artichoke, savory and "lard"
- a 63° egg, black sesame seeds, lime hummus and kadaif cheese.
For mains we ordered the cannelloni stuffed with lamb with carrots, squash and mustard and the black mullet with polenta, celery rabe and vanilla butter - again - sounding better than they turned out to be.
For dessert we split up dishes of pineapple, coriander and 3 other things and caramel beurre sale, Granny Smiths, crumbled sable and some cider sorbet.
Our bill with two different wines (Colette objected to my choice of the Syrah), 1 house-bottled water and three coffees, was 91.45 E a couple.