7.8 Pirouette, at the old address in the 1st but with a new chef, Francois-Xavier Ferrol who comes off cooking 7 years at the Bristol and Ledoyen, has long been a favorite of ours and we wondered how things were going a half-year after Tomy Gosset had departed for his own place in the 7th. Short answer: very well indeed.
Our genial host, a bit less hirsute than when last seen, started us off with glasses of bubbly and balls of onion with creamy parmesan, which were over the top.
For mains, two of us had the scallops with Jerusalem artichokes and leeks, one the red partridge with a sauce diable and I had a perfect egg with cream of Jerusalem artichoke and mushrooms and ham.
Desserts were the rice pudding with caramel beurre sale and a coco sable with chocolate and almond ice cream.
Our bill, with a bottle of my favorite wine, which they recalled, a bottle of water, and 4 coffees, was 167 E or 83.50 E a couple (oh yah, there was one other dish, a parmesan pre-dessert, offered that was terrific.
Go back? This place stays firmly on the list.