Ze Kitchen Galerie in the 6th is our idea of how to re-enter Paris after two weeks in Tuscany, no matter how great that was. On entering we were not greeted by our usual host Cedric who was out sick, nor the Chef who is probably doing one of those food demos in aspen; indeed most of the front of the house and kitchen staff were unknown to us. So we were slightly worried that the food might suffer - no need to fret. The amuse gueule was another surprising delight to the taste buds, the "new" 48 E 3-course menu full of new items and the wine, very pleasant.
Colette started with an entree special of the day, several preparations of tomatoes that was intense and surprising while I had a shock to the palate sauce on my squid and veggies.
For a main, she had the cod (fish of the day) on the plancha with delicious dill and I had Iberian pork (crusty, crunchy outside, near-raw inside - perfect) with veggies and teeny tiny mushrooms and another "scrape-up-with-a-spoon-or-bread" sauce.
For dessert, Colette had the wonderful rhubarb strawberry concoction and I the white chocolate with wasabi ice cream.
With a bottle and a glass of wine, 2 coffees and water (both on the "menu") our bill was 139.50 E.