It's the moment before I start eating the sea bass. It sits, perfectly grilled and plump on a line of olives and gently-warmed ratatouille. Potatoes, pine nuts and parmesan are scattered about. The roquette and pesto add green, a reminder of Summer. It is my favourite tasting dish, and - who knows - is probably healthy as well.
The sea bass has lured me back to Food and Wine again, a bistro-like place on rue Belliard, full of be-suited folk (all capable of creating as much noise as the road outside). I'm in the garden, and it is sunny.
Later, our dessert has orangey sauce to lavish on a chocolate tart, and panna cotta with a dribble of coulis and strawberries in (look, enjoy!) When they took our not-quite-finished rosé away, we objected and received full glasses back (no apology though). No sulking, just more rosé.
I fear it may be time. Time to start blogging again.
Food and Wine
rue Belliard 181
02 282 94 98
Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday.
It's a 5-10 minute walk from the European Parliament and the Commission, and a 5 minute wander from Place Jourdan.