Ze Kitchen Galerie in the 6th just keeps on having great service and putting out wonderfully surprising food at great price/quality ratios. Today we went with a dear friend who was until the gas explosion a few days ago, living in bliss in the 6th. He was shaken as one might expect but not without hunger. Chef Ledeuil started us off with a lovely soup of celery and we were off and running.
Colette started out with a Thai bouillon of shrimp with crab meat, green peas, and galanga and our sans-abri pal and I had the special - another bouillon with Thai spices and raviolis of shrimp. M. Ledeuil then honored us with some pasta, chorizo and extra virgin olive oil.
Colette then had the daurade grise with wasabi and asparagus; our smoky friend had the fish special, a lieu jaune with fennel and anchovies and I went for the meat special, echine de porc done to undercooked perfection.
We were having such fun at this point we went for three different desserts: our singed buddy choosing the confited apples with caramel ice cream; Colette going for the gianduja, whipped eggs, cardamom coffee (really strong) and praline; and I chose the white chocolate, wasabi ice cream and a mixture of fruits - guava, mango and litchi.
Our bill, with all this, plus a bottle and glass of wine, two house-made waters, nice bread and three coffees, was 193 E or 128.66 E a couple.