We met our NYC friends and enjoyed a very nice reurnion with them.
Two of us started off with the menu's escabeche of sardine cooked tempura style with fava beans in a soup of crustacian essence and one of our guests had a beautiful green salad.
For mains, Colette had the rascasse with avocado which she (and I ) found boring and borderline poor product; one of our friends had the duck with an intense sauce; the other, queneles de brochet - he lapped up every drop; and I had the paleron of been topped with a nice ball of cabbage and surrounded by what my friend Paga would deem dark brown/brown sauce.
For desserts, Colette chose the dessert assortment of childhood - chocolate mousse, rice pudding, flan and floating island, one of our friends had the cheesecake and I had two tasty slices of St Nectaire.
Our bill per couple was 95.50 which included a bottle and glass of wine (you gotta love a place that charges almost the same proportionately for a glass of wine as a full bottle), darn good bread, bread sticks, two coffees and a bottle of Chateldon.