5.8 Loulou in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli in the 1st, 01.42.60.41.96, open 7/7 (Metro: Palais Royal/Musee du Louvre) is brought to us by the team in charge of Monsieur Bleu in the Palais de Tokyo, a place I liked somehat in the summer of 2013 but thought was too pricy; well, welcome to the same here. Beautiful setting, Saarinen chairs, eye-popping prices on the carte (no "menu" thank you very much.)
While waiting to order we had very nice foccacia and EVOO and looking at the carte with its Italianate twists (pastas and pizzas) I recalled Mr. Husband's description of the food as if on a "Riviera" menu.
My French dining partner ordered the seafood/shellfish main with a nice fluffy sauce and I had two huge sweetbread lobes Milanese with quite good reduced onions on the side.
Since we were both in need of a sugar and starch fix after the US election last night we ordered dessert: a huge Pavlova or meringue, raspberries, orange slices and whipped cream and I had the huge Baba au rhum with too much cream as well.
With a bottle of wine, good bread, two coffees and no bottled water (the waiter didn't leave the carafe on the table because the patron told them they didn't have enough - in this fancy a restaurant with these prices?) our bill was 139 E. dB's not recorded because it was either quiet or occasionally pierced by a screaming kid.
Go? While I'm sure in good weather the outside will be as nice a setting as its predecessor - Le Saut du Loup - the prices are really off-putting.