I returned to Atao in the 17th today with Colette and our two stairmates and it was just as good if not better than it was a month ago, but more crowded (word is getting around this new most Bobo quarter).
The ladies started off with the ceviche of bar with tomatoes and greens, Paga (my culinary mentor who has found and led me to great places since 1965) had the girolles in an emulsion of oysters (that he declared best use of both this season) and I had palourdes in a black-pepper-spiced up boullion; all fine products, finely prepared.
Then, Elan had the delicious entree-sized portion of a carpaccio of daurade with a large portion of seasonal veggies; Colette had the Atao salad which consisted of shrimp (tender, neither rubbery nor overcooked) with salad greens and a liberal sprinkling of cilantro; and the gents had the lacquered mackerel that was much like the way good Japanese places prepare warm smoked eel to place atop sushi.
For dessert, all of us had the crepes; and while I only photo'd the chocolate one, the butter and sugar as well as lemon versions were worth tasting too.
Our bill, with 2 bottles of wine, no bottled water and three coffees, was 161 E, thus 80.50 E a couple.