6.3 Le Marsangy, 73, ave Parmentier in the 11th, 01.47.00.94.25, (Metro: Parmentier) changed hands a year ago (after 25 years) and for the last 2 months has been run by Fred (in the front) and Francois (at the piano). Fred, having worked in Denmark for 2 years, speaks flawless English and Francois, an autodidact, does some pretty astonishing farm-to-table stuff. I entered and my bosom buddy, the Real Food Critic, was already chatting up the two with some impressive white bio wine. Not wanting to seem unfriendly, I joined in.
My pal started us off with a slice of their house terrine de campagne (unpictured) with cornichons and we were on our way. We then shared a second entree - roasted aubergines, ham and a parmesan wafer that were just right for an end of summer dish. He then had the lamb with tabouli and I had the bar with a crispy skin and a delightful cumin sauce.
For a cheese, Fred proposed a smoked chevre from Perche which washed down with a bit more wine, was a beautiful almost end.
Our bill, with no bottled water, a bottle of wine and much other wine and coffee offered (because of my buddy) would amout to 91 E a couple.
Go again? For certain.