Although everyone loves the the zinc-capped bar by the entrance, and the tiled floor, what makes this bistro so special is its desire to please. A starter of langoustines encased in fine crunchy angel hair and garnished with slices of fresh mango is delicious and refreshing, and chilled tomato soup is garnished with mint, a ball of tomato sorbet and a drizzle of olive oil. Stéphane Chevassus is a gifted game cook too, as proved by the tender roast pigeon sautéed with Chinese cabbage.
|Venue name:||Au Vieux Chêne||Contact:|
7 rue du Dahomey
|Opening hours:||Open noon-2pm, 8-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Closed 1wk July & 2wks Aug|
|Transport:||Metro: Faidherbe - Chaligny|
|Price:||Main courses €21-€24. Prix fixe Lunch €15, €19. Dinner €28, €33|