3.0 L'Authentique, 167, rue de Vaugirard in the 15th, 01.42.19.07.43, closed weekends, was chosen by one of my friend/colleagues who is a food and wine expert in town,following an interview I gave other colleagues on a theme of "An old guy's memories of history." The menu is one of those long bistro lists with all the old favories, updated with the "made in house logo."
For firsts, Colette had a potimarron soup with bacon bits and I had gambas in a cream soup; both were average. The rest of the group had terrines, etc.
Then I had stuffed pintade which was indistinguishable from a blanquette of chicken one gets at the truck-stop and Colette had some scallops that were untasty, perhaps because they were over-cooked. The others tended to have beef, which they loved and looked mighty good.
We ended with a pain perdu which we split, that was superb.
They picked up the bill so I have no idea of its size but should add that the welcome, wine, service and bread were great but the coffee subpar.
Go? Next time I pick the place even if it's a Monday.