Zebulon in the 1st has already become a legend in the month+ since it opened; at least the Asian blogs/guides have found it big time. We received a very warm welcome as is usual for the places run by the brothers Frechet and Thomas Chaput. And, it is clear that chef Yannick Lahopgnou, originally from Cameroon is every bit as talented as Tomy Gousset, originally from Cambodia, who cooks up a storm at Big Sister Pirouette, a few hundred meters East.
We started off with (1) an order of the entree du jour - a gratin of winter veggies with lovely chicken bits and (2) about the best roast quail I've ever had, with crosnes and about the best beurre-blanc sauce I've ever had, but I said that before, didn't I? Wow, what a start with pretty good bread to boot.
Then the ladies had the filet of veal, cooked to perfection and tender as can be, with linguine and pomegranate seeds and I had about the best pigeon with 11 spices, a pomme Anna and a celery puree, I've ever had - it was tender, luscious and tasty, My oh my.
Now, our two desserts, which we shared, sound simple but were anything but - a grapefruit and meringue with cardamon and pear with honey, almonds and lemon glace - Superb again.
Our bill with two bottles of wine and no bottled water but 3 coffees, was 191 E; thus 127.32 E a couple.