Champeaux under the Canopee in Les Halles in the 1st is a brasserie open 7/7 and thus one of the rare good places open for Sunday lunch; thus we found ourselves there again and luckily the clinking/clunking railway-type announcement board was devoted to a Mother's Day message rather than the specials of the day, etc. We three spent some time deciding on what we'd have, distracted by the allure of the soufflés.
We started off with the rather ordinary amuse-bouches; Colette then had the haricots verts a la parisienne ( a crème citronnée on the beans and covered with lots of shaved mushrooms of Paris on top; our friend had the warm, warm as in cooked, vegetable salad with tender basil; and I had the escargots with sorrel and horseradish, mushrooms and crispy rye.
Our friend had the Vol-Au-vent weekend special; Colette continued to soldier on with her mound of beans; and I ventured forth with a tartare of beef called "bien assaisonne" which I think was made pepper-spicy for Yankees rather than mild for the French - it came with rather good frites and a nice green salad.
For desserts the ladies had a soufflé with Cointreau and lovely orange slices and caramel beurre sale with pistachio ice cream.
With a bottle and glass of wine, no bottled water, good bread and 3 coffees, our bill was 151 E, thus 100.66 E a couple.