6.2 Le Tourbillon in the 17th has a bit of a back-story and because I promise my readers I will update information and my rating(s) here goes: I ate there first in February 2010 in their left bank site and felt it merited only a 5.1, slightly above average; then when they moved to the 17th I went in April 2014 and thought it was much better, about a 6.7. But today,....but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Today was the hottest day of the Year so far and by the time we's schlepped over to the 17th I was dripping and a glass of white Beaujolais was just what we needed. And their amuse-gueules were "very nice" said one of our friends of a couple who have homes in both Paris and San Francisco.
Our firsts were quite delicious: a plate of tomatoes, greens and melted goat cheese on toast and sweetbread bits with girolles and croutons. And another bottle of wine.
Then one of us had a very nice cut of veal and the other three had the jambonnette of stuffed rabbit - a big mistake - because the rabbit was dry as a bone and the jambonnette was unlike any jambonnette I've ever encountered (although much loved by Colette) and we had three servings to get through. By this point we'd switched to a red.
For dessert, we 4 ordered two; a tart of apricots that was lackluster and a very good tiramisu of chocolate and other flavors. (Based upon Colette's experience with dessert tarts in restaurants she has decided she can buy much better ones in a good bakery.) The mignardises, were, like the amuses, "quite nice."
We appreciated the airconditioning and we thought the service offered by two young women was very good.
Our bill with three bottles of wine, no bottled water and two coffees - 95.45 E a couple.
Conclusion: Not as ordinary a meal as I had in 2010 but not as good as 2 months ago. Too bad.