6.4 Le Vaisseau Vert, 10 Rue de Parme in the 9th, 01.49.70.03.55, closed weekend lunches and Sunday and Monday dinners (Metro: Liege) has yet another Japanese chef, this one trained with Robuchon, who puts out interesting looking dishes one after another.
The amuse was a cake of carrots, munster and espelette that was better in its description than its execution; subtle, maybe too subtle for me. Then two of us had cold bulots with caviar of eggplant, pistou, anised taragon and tomato jelly - again much too refined for my paleo palate.
Our mains were veal nuggets with potatoes with bacon, artichoke puree and a red cabbage compote and medallions of monkfish with carrots, caramelized onions and diced girolles - all of whi ch sound much more exciting than they tasted except for the girolles.
Desserts were where this guy signs though: even I like the rice pudding as well as the vacharin and chocolate sabayon and the Munster cheese my host ordered up.
Our bill, with a bottle and a half of my cheapo choices, no bottled water and two coffees (offered) would amount to 104.66 E a couple but since my host was treating me for unknown services I did not factor in the Savigny-Les-Beaune. Thanks L.
Go? Despite my rating, I'm not sure this place has enough guts to entice Colette to return in a few weeks. Finesse has its place but too much is too much. Decibels were 80.7 once I got the waitguy to tone down the speaker over our heads.
Q. Where do the ChowHounders go In the Fall? A. Not here.