Les Poulettes Batignolles in the 17th was a place I ate at almost two weeks ago and I was eager to return.. The ardoise was much the same but the specials were not.
Colette and I were hosting an old friend's youngest daughter who's studying theater in Paris and she started off with the entree du jour - green asparagus, burrata and citrus vinaigrette - while I had the divine tarte of veal and oysters which came with piquillo peppers and a spicy tartar sauce.
Then as a main, our guest had a veloute of petit pois with raviolis and what was called a "Croq chorizo" (very good) and Colette and I both had the paella terre (chicken) et mer (langoustines and calamari) which did not blow me away as it did last time.
Our guest had to depart for classes but we stayed and while Colette had "the best" rice pudding, I had their wonderful creme catalane which she liked almost as much.
Our bill with a bottle and a glass of the Côtes Catalanes Domaine de Majas, no bottled water and two coffees, was 132 E or 88 E a couple. I thought it was noisier than last time but my dB meter showed just 79.4 dB.