Le Comptoir Canailles in the 9th has a really interesting menu and given the beef aging in the window and mushrooms spread out near the kitchen, you know you're in for a satisfting meal.
Colette and I showed up a bit before our long-time friend from Boulogne and ordered up some wine. Madame asked us if we wished some charcuterie while waiting. "No." But soon enough it appeared as a gift from the chef Nicolas Pando and his companion Marie-Caroline Guillot, and it was a very good start to a very good meal.
For starters Colette had a delicious squash and chestnut soup with port, our friend had a perfect egg with celery topped by a parmesan wafer and I had one hell of a lot of tasty mushrooms, sauteed to perfection.
Colette then had the noix de veau with salsifis, our friend an onglet of beef and I had the faux-filet; all of us gleefully digging into the potatoes and assorted mushrooms and vegetables in a large cocotte.
We all shared the sable breton with marinated pineapple.
Our bill, with two bottles of Cheverny, no bottled water and three coffees, was 173.50 or 115.66 E a couple.