Le Bistrot Belhara in the 7th is a place I bestowed a 7.4 on when it opened last fall and i see no reason to alter that. Colette and I went with the couple that actually "found" it back then - in the space previously occupied by Leo Le Lion - one of their favorite places until the chef took sick. In any case the carte is impressive and the three others plunged in, but I liked today's "suggestions" which turned out to be most wise.
My friend L. began with a fine terrine with splendid sauteed greens and I had the asparagus with morilles and an egg - well, I was in heaven.
Things came out kinda humbo-jumbo if you know what I mean, with
- a potrine of cochon (crispy and fatty)
- peas with carrots and heavenly strips of ham
- a faux-fillet with potatoes
- potatoes and bacon
- salmon with garlic
- beans with flat leaf parsley and
- the absolutely best dish of the day (unpictured) my crispy outside melting inside sweetbread heart.
Desserts consisted of some Ossau-Iraty, rice pudding with nuts (with a dish of nuts and two unique crackers) and a bowl of French-style marshmallows.
The bill with the best warm bread and butter of the week, 2 bottles and 2 glasses of wine and 4 coffees, was 236.50 E, thus 118.25 E a couple.