2.5 Uma, 7, rue du 29 juillet (you know, the 3rd day of the revolution of 1830 that deposed Charles X in favor of Louis-Philippe? Well no matter) in the 1st, 01.40.15.08.15, closed Sundays and Mondays, (Metro: Tuilleries) was the 2nd of two Peruvian-slanted restaurants in 2 weeks to be awarded 3/5 hearts by Emmanuel Rubin of Figaroscope. I love Peruvian food, especialy ceviche, so I was really looking forward to trying these two places. Today's was touted as the dream of Guillaume Sudre to have a franco-péruvio-nippone resto and bar - what could be better? But what a disappointment. The staff is absolutely spectacular, speaking English even as we answered in French; the decor is up-to-date and the 2-2-2 "menu" interesting sounding. But then, the food John?
We had ceviche firsts: the ladies had a ceviche of swordfish which was good, although the slices of fish were too big (they thought they should have been bite-size). I had 3 soggy crevettes with nice soba, wasabi and ginger.
Then the ladies had grilled maigre and I had confited beef, both with dollops of agrumish sauce which saved the otherwise bland dishes.
The meal was almost saved by a quite nice Saumur and wonderful coffee (Le Café d’Unna Kent Tamil-Nadu – Inde).
Our bill, with 2 bottles of wine and two coffees was 115.33 E a couple.
Go? Again, like yesterday's L'1K, this place needs a lot of work before I'll come back, despite the dB of 63.7.