Backstory: So you see the name of a new restaurant - Canard & Champagne - and what do you think? Or what do I think? The Tour d'Argent of course: voiturier, elegant place settings, coats and ties, vested waitpersons, champagne flowing from taps of gold. Not for me, thought I when it opened in February. But in truth, it is none of the above. Instead it's on the crowded, hustling, bustling Passage des Panoramas, the inside all stools, the outside bright blue tables and the service anything but stuffy.
7.0 Canard & Champagne, 57, Passage des Panoramas in the 2nd, 09.81.83.95.69, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: Grands Boulevards) only became attractive when my good buddy Randy de Paris, wrote it up on his blog Paris Missives and I asked him, "so, what'did'ja'do'for'wine?" knowing one of the couple only drank red and the other only white. "Oh, they have wine too" he said. Ah, ha, so off I went with my old pal from the fabulous website that's sad history.
My partner, expecting an expensive carte was surprised on learning the "menu" was in force on weekends (26 E for 3, 17.50 E for 2 courses). We started off sharing a generous portion of foie gras with rather good toasted bread, then both had the fabulous confit de canard, she with salad, me with frites and we wound up sharing a splendid chocolate mousse.
Our bill, with a bottle and glass of wine, no bottled water but 2 coffees, was 78.60 E a couple.
Go? I heartedly recommend it, unless you have a member of your household adverse to duck - although they do have chicken and beef and salad.