Le Marloe in the 8th has been a standout place ever since it opened and its host Eric Martins, one of the nicest guys in the business. But he's not only nice, he hustles and has impressed on his staff this more American than French trait, taking orders, overseeing, delivering plates, busing and waiting on whatever table, inside or outside, needs attending to. It's impressive. Anyway, after perusing the menu, I was seduced by the special, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
I ordered the fried gambas in Panko which were gold standard. The for mains, Colette had the bar with white asparagus and choron sauce (béarnaise with tomato paste) and I the encornets with fregola (not fragola which I always see it as) "cooked like paella".
Colette finished this fine meal off with a dessert of poached peaches with ice cream - a perfect ending.
Our bill, with a bottle and glass of Chinon, no bottled water but 2 coffees, was 134.80 E.