8.25 3B (Brasserie Boulogne Billancourt), 33, avenue du General Leclerc in Boulogne-Billancourt, 92, opened about 6 weeks ago after a move from Les Magnolias (1*) in Le Perreux-Sur- Marne. For years, maybe decades, the starred chef, Jean Chauvel, has been rumored to be looking for a new place closer to the center of Paris - well this is the center of Boulogne-Billancourt, so it's a step in the right direction. I went with a learned Professor, who was willing to try it on my say so. The lunch menu is 26 E for 2 courses, 34 E for 3, which is slightly less than his 2014 formula of 41E at the old haunt.
We both ordered the "menu" although a la carte was only a bit more (41-48 E) and we were very happy. For firsts my friend ordered the "brown" mushroom fricassee with an egg and herbes folles (the wild grass not the film) and I had a large mound of poulpe au Sate ensevelis d'Aromes (the tiny multi-colored carrots, tomato sauce (I think) and cilantro came together in a delightful manner), indeed both dishes were outstanding.
For mains we both chose the lightly sautéed daurade on top of runny eggplant with what I thought was a curry sauce but turned out to be Espelette. They also were superb; as was the unexpected pre-dessert of a mound of cotton candy lightly flavored with peppermint.
Desserts were a moelleux of chocolate with passion sorbet and a reworked pain perdu, reworked as a circle with a tuile on top and surrounded by crème brulee and vanilla ice cream.
Our bill, with a bottle and two glasses of wine, no bottled water and one coffee, was 104.50 E. dB's = 87.8
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