The Comptoir Canailles in the 9th is a place I came to a month ago with my pal from the 9th and we both loved it; so today I went with Colette and two friends from the 17th. Colette loved the decor and asked me to comment on it and I noted that the carte was almost totally changed. What to have?
Well about this time, Chef Philippe Christophe, who walked away from his fabulous place Chez Christophe in the 5th, this summer, walked in and I thought "Duh, Christophe, Severo, beef, aging in the vitrine - get."
The amuse bouche was a squash soup with chestnut mousse and bits, then for firsts, Colette passed, Madame had a poached egg with cepes and a salade amère and my male pal and I had chopped bulots with creamy corn and chorizo bits.
For mains we had:
- a lovely risotto with wood mushrooms and hazelnuts
- a poitrine of porc with an apple/celery puree
- cod with leeks and
- one of the nicest aged pieces of beef with mushrooms & potatoes I've ever had.
For dessert we shared magnificent pieces of pain perdu and figs, followed by mini-madeleines.
With no bottled water and 2 bottles and glasses of wine, our bill was 191 E, thus 95.50 E a couple.