Clamato in the 11th continues to both innovate and serve "simple" food; sort of a cross between Ze Kitchen Galerie & the Bistrot du Dome. Take a look at today's menu; what would you choose; then take a gander at that of the 26th of November (that my eperlans were set down on), almost totally differerent. And the wine list, for a "modest" place, is quite ample. Our Macon Villages was lovely and even though it looks Maderized in my photo d/t two glasses shot back-to-back, it was not.
I saw the 6 Utah Beach oysters and couldn't resist; Utah Beaches, 70 years+ after D-Day, Christmas-New Years week, spot-on satisfaction. And Colette was mightily pleased by her crapaudine-prepared octopus with black Egyptian beets and chopped smoked bacon bits. Both of us thought the bread was even better than on prior visits.
Then I had eperlans, not teeny ones fried in flower batter but big ones in tempura batter with zingy spicy Peruvian wankaina sauce and Colette had ray, fixed not in the usual spread out way - citronnée aux câpres - but with strips of "Italian cabbage", aka treviso raddichio, orange slices and pecan bits. Again, both quite different & good.
Both of us finished with tarts of maple syrup - clamatartes - simply divine!
Our bill with another glass, this of Exilé (there's a story behind this) and two terrific coffees, was 113.50 E.