6.4 Le Montcalm, 21, rue Montcalm in the 18th (Metro: Jules Joffrin), 01.42.58.71.35, closed weekends for lunch and Sunday-Monday for dinner, opened about 3 months ago in my nabe and I kept saving it for some occasion. So today was it.
It has a simple lunch carte & formule - 15 E for 2 courses, whatever - and reasonable prices for everything else. All locals by the way - and kids too, even though it's the first day of school.
I went with the formule: haddock with salmon eggs on a cream of cabbage with radish slices (if I were the chef's consultant I'd say it needed some ying (sweet) with the yang (sour); then a wrap of shredded pintade with sliced scallions (nice zippy) and round squash; quite nice indeed; and finally a sliced poached pear on a cream of something with crumbled cookies and caramel drops - very nice!
My bill with no bottled water, excellent bread and a half bottle of Minervois, was 34.70 E.
Go back? Yes we will, but folks this is a nabe place, not a destination. Do not be mislead.