On our way over we saw this poster for CSN; brought back great memories. Keep it up guys.
The Bistrot Belhara in the 7th is a place we've been coming to since 2013 when our good friend and trusted source Laidback, steered us to it. It's got that crusty old bistrot look but delivers modern/traditional food, whatever that is. And deciding what to have is tough.
So, the ladies started off with a veloute of green asparagus atop crevettes (very nice); my friend from nearby had the jambon of Bayonne with "just-opened mussels"; and I had an oeuf mayo done traditional-modern, which I learned was an uncut hardboiled egg sitting on green asparagus with a warm runny mayo sauce - actually living up to its description.
Then my friend and I had the echine de porc which was as tender and flavorful as described with a bowl of ratatouille which one was expected to put the rork on, but it didn't work for me - the rata was too sweet for the pork - so I ate them enjoyably, separately. The ladies, meanwhile had the maigre (meagre, bocco d'oro, corbina, sari agiz, grb, sjenka, mayatico - says my trusty McClane's Fish Buyer's Guide) with veggies.
To finish up, the boys had the Ossau-Iraty with a black cherry compote, our friend from the district had framboises and Colette had - what else? - riz au lait. All fine.
With 2 bottles of wine, terrific Poujaran bread and demisel butter and 4 coffees - our bill came to 113 E a couple.