Opening the carte at Ze Kitchen Galerie is always a surprise; what will William Ledeuil have "cooked up" today", because he never is stuck in a repetitive rut - always moving, always innovating, always shocking the taste buds, in the nicest of ways. And today was no different - the amuses were his usual fine olives, OK, love'em; and then something I don't recall being served before, microtomed beets and split radishes and celery with a sesame/sardine cream - yum. We were "offered" and yes, Colette and I accepted, a coupe while we awaited our former downstairs neighbors.
Paga started with the trofie pasta with mustard, parmesan and carpaccio of beef; Colette had the oysters, urchins, white asparagus condiment in a green apple juice with ginger and I (unpictured) had a deevine special of lukewarm but previously sauteed foie gras with shaved veggies on top.
Then the ladies both had the young rabbit with a curry sauce and artichoke/wasabi condiment while the gents feasted on confited pigeon with more foie gras with a mustard/rhubarb condiment.
For the finale two of us chose the strawberries and rhubarb with rhubarb sorbet, Colette had the mango, marinated pineapple, coco "soupe" and vanilla and the staff, not wanting me to feel left out brought out a small portion of almost mousse textured chocolate with crumble sort of stuff (which I think they overheard me talking about loving.)
With their house-bottled water and coffee (both coming with the meal) our bill came to 123.70 E a couple. Fabulous! Yet! Again!