La Bourse et La Vie is a smoothly running machine and I had no fears of it not putting out as good food now with its two principles in New York City as with them here. But first some scenery - I'd never seen either the copper owl on top or cool art on the NE corner of the Bibliotheque Nationale Richelieu - both worth a view. Then on to the "menu," la carte and the plats du jour, all of which were tempting.
Our friend from the Marais had two appetizers, the first white asparagus with one of the most tasty vinaigrettes of my eating life; Colette had quail escabeche which didn't work for me; and I had sliced duck hearts with a heapload of peas and almonds.
For mains, our friend had the duck hearts, Colette had a fine piece of merlu and I had the daily special, a plump hunk of veal liver, underdone to my liking.
The ladies both ordered their great chocolate mousse and I had a worthy part of the double portion that the chef cleverly sent out.
Our bill with a bottle and glass of wine, no bottled water but 3 coffees, was 143.50 E or 95.66 E a couple.