A Gagnaire-trained guy cooking in his folks' take-out joint almost besides the Parc Montsouris, sounds like the start of a bad joke, but no, it's for real and for 22.60 E for three courses. Colette's and my favorite cousin and squeeze went for my second visit and it certainly held up as inventive, clever and interesting.
Our relatives both started out with purple eggs on a salad with Serano ham, very clever or did I say that? (N.B. the Asian condiments on the next table); and Colette and I had veloutes of leeks with small chunks of chicken liver and nice croutons.
Then Colette had the fish of the day (turbot) with black quinoa and the rest of us had beautifully sources and cooked chunks of veal with delicious vegetables including shitake mushrooms and a soft polenta with an almost American-type gravy - all superb.
As desserts one of us ordered the gateau of fromage which he thought meant cheesecake but they heard only the cheese portio so out came a platter of cheeses which were more than acceptable and the rest of us indulged ourselves in soft white and dark chocolate mousseux cigars.