Sequana (*Sequana was or is the nymph at the head of the Seine River outside), 72, quai des Orfevres in the 1st, 01.43.29.78.81, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: Pont Neuf) is in the location where the former Rendez-vous des Cammioners was for many years. It is the braindchild of two chefs, one Eugenie, an autodidact Senegalese and the other Philippe who trained at l’Ecole Centrale Paris. We got a wonderful warm welcome and despite the noise of the tourbuses idling outside (dB=85.2) we had a fine meal.
We had two amuses to start off; one a lovely dollop of avocado on shaved vegetables and the other a sweet soup of watermelon with fluff. Then my dining partner had the starter of an egg with summer truffle which was lovely and thick.
My friend then went on to have the fish of the day - merlu - with quinoa and I had the crispy-cooked farm-raised chicken with beans and girolles - both way above average. I ended the meal with a mango, chocolate and ice finale that was very satisfying.
Our bill, with one bottle and three glasses of Moulin a Vent wine, no bottled water but terrific light rye-tasting bread and one coffee was 92 E.
Go? Certainly, no hesitation.