As we were headed to the Metro and RER we saw the first run we'd ever seen in our little quartier.
then, in Yerres we saw lovely flowers, wisteria and flowering trees:
5.5 Le Chalet du Parc in the Caillebotte Park/Museum/Property in Yerres (91), 20 minutes on RER D from the Gare de Lyon then 6 minutes by "F" Bus, 01.69.06.86.29, to the Caillebotte park seemed an obvious choice while we visited the new Caillebotte Exhibition. Philippe Detourbe, whom we've followed from the Barriere de Clichy to his eponymous place in the 15th to L'Ampere, dropped off my radar screen in 2008; turns out he came to Yerres to set up the Chalet du Parc on the grounds of the Propriete Caillebotte - so when i read Heidi Ellison's Paris Update review of a new Caillebotte Exhibition that sounded like a great excuse for a day in the country, why not eat on the site as she had? The exterior is resembles a Swiss Chalet; the interior is pleasant, but Colette thought the iPad propped up on the bar showing photos of the interior and various dishes, was tacky.
The amuse gueule was a pleasant enough mousse with bits of raddish and salmon on top, Colette then had a gaspacho of melon with crisp shrimp nems and I a most generous portion of a terrine of rabbit with a fantastic mayo-based sauce - so far, so good, no razzle-dazzle but OK.
For a main, Colette had a very nice piece of mullet with spring peas and carrots and an unexciting sauce and I had a very thick piece of veal liver (not rare enough for me unfortunately) with strawberry topping, braised baby lettuce, roasted baby tomatoes and spring potatoes. Again, all nice but nothing to write home about.
For desserts, Colette had a Breton sable with beurre salé (which both of us thought would be or be like the chef's classic caramel sauce at Philippe Detourbe, but alas it was not to be); and I had a chocolate concoction which was OK but did not sparkle.
Our bill, with a bottle of wine, no bottled water, fantastic white bread (but whole grain/cereal bread that tasted like sawdust) and two coffees, was 124 E.
20 feet from the great Caillebotte Exhibit which you must see
Pretty good if not exciting food
Despite the huge staff, only one is allowed to distribute menus and take orders
The man himself was in and outa therre in 10 seconds after checking the rez-book
The price-quality ratio is not great
Noise level 72.2 dB was a bit high.