Les Fables de la Fontaine in the 7th with its new Armenian chefesse has certainly hit Paris' food scene with brio; today it was packed nigh to the gills.
We went with two of our well-published friends and together had a risotto special with black truffles, a crusted egg yolk with crusty leeks and haddock and oysters chilled in a cucumber jelly and lemon caviar with Granny Smith slivers. All three presentations were stunning.
Then the Professor had the oysters, his cook-book writing wife the risotto and Colette and I had the sea bass with mussels and coques.
For dessert we shared a pannacotta with speculos, coffee sorbet and Chantilly and a sable with lemon sorbet and lemon cream. Again the presentations were an eyeful of joyous food.
Our bill, with good bread and butter, 1 liter of very good St Bris, 3 coffees and one tea, was 230 E or 115 E a couple.