Le Bistrot du Maquis in the 18th has become our nearby go-to Sunday lunch place for some while. It has never disappointed and today was no exception.
To start off Colette had a melon soup, souped up with ginger so it sparkled (she loved it!); I had a large portion of sautéed girolles that was just simply over-the-moon; and the Chef then sent out an in-between dish of partially cooked tuna that had a fabulous sauce.
For mains, we both chose off the daily specials board: Colette the monkfish with a very good olive sauce and I sweetbreads on a bed of peas and sliced marinated mushrooms - delicious.
For dessert Colette loved her clafoutis of apricots and I adored my soup of rhubarb; both of us also were appreciative of the biscuits that came with the coffee.
Our bill, with a bottle and glass of wine, no bottled water and two coffees, was 161 E (but to be fair if you take off the 49 E in supplements and extra wine it comes in at 112 E but who wants to miss out on girolles or sweetbreads?) NOTE the restaurant was busy and there was only one server, the Chef's delightful wife who is as efficient as anyone could be. We wished there had been a second person to help serve so the wait-times for courses would have been less.