Le Concert de Cuisine opened at the end of 2009 and was described by Emmanuel Rubin as a Japanese place whose dishes lay between France and the Japanese islands. I’ve been a couple of times and found the products and cutlery French but the accent and presentations often very Japanese.
Colette and I took our downstairs neighbor today and she asked before accepting our invitation; did they serve raw fish; “I cannot find such a thing in my notes of prior meals ,” I said, but of course there could be.
We looked at the menu and sure enough, there was raw red tuna as one of three entrees; so between us we covered a risotto of Japanese mushrooms and tempura of girolles; foie gras in a soup of cauliflower; and the aforementioned tuna with French salad greens and Japanese algae strips.
For mains Colette had the sautéed large gambas with summer French vegetables; our friend had a daurade with some soy sauce and Japanese vegetables (mibunes (?), komatsuma) and I had a packet of pork bits with cabbage.
For dessert, the two ladies had cherries with umeschu (plum liqueur), since they were out of the mango meringe, and I had what was called tiramisu with green tea and a soya/chestnut macaroon.
The bill with nice bread, terrific comp'd coffee and one bottle of Medoc was 112 €.
Go? Certainly, no matter what the food they serves is called.