The Maison de l'Amerique Latine in the 7th. This was my third and most successful meal here since the new chef, Thierry Vaissiere, arrived at the beginning of the year. Not that the others weren't fine but this exceeded fine. The amuse gueule was a lovely soup of petit pois and asparagus with samon bits which was a great start.
My former downstair's neighbor and I both started with raviolis of foie gras in a soup that was supposed to be chicken bouillon but seems to both of us to be pure butter - wonderful.
For mains the ladies had:
- A nice piece of bar
- A nice piece of rascasse
While the guys had:
- Lamb nose to tail in a rich sauce that was more lievre a la royale than 7-hour lamb, in brief - fabulous.
To finish up the ladies had a quince parfait and an apple tart and we all indulged in some fine nummies with our coffees.
Our bill, with a bottle and glass of wine, no bottled water, terrific bread and three coffees, was 212 E, thus 106 E a couple.