This was by far the best food we had in Paris, and a meal I rank amongst my favourite ever. And for a Two Michelin Star restaurant, almost reasonably priced.
The tiny kitchen is upstairs. It looks barely big enough to swing a cat, but I can assure you that if they ever served cat, that it would probably be delicious.
There is vintage Krug and Krug rose available by the glass, but we went for the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs.
Even though we are very light drinkers, the wines available by the glass are so well chosen that we were sorely tempted to have more, and probably would have had it not been lunchtime.
Fabulous bread, as always is the sign of an excellent restaurant. I might as well confess that the sauces of the dishes that followed were so excellent we thought 'sod it' and quite happily committed the faux pas of using the bread to mop up our plates ... until the staff noticed and started discretely adding teaspoons with each set of cutlery.
Beetroot foam over yoghurt as an amuse-bouche
The first starter: a chopped oyster on burrata cream
Crisp cauliflower over charred calamari on cauliflower purée, one of their signature dishes.
Turbot with green beans and chestnuts, which was divine and my favourite savory course.
Pan-fried scallops with cepes and a mushroom foam - Dad's favourite.
This is probably guineafowl we have ever had, tender flesh and crispy skin.
Dad's pintade with ravioli and white truffles - he went for the white truffle supplement. And whilst they were extremely generous with the truffles, he's not sure he'd go for it again.
Venison as soft as butter .... the little risotto is the only thing we were not keen on from the entire menu.
Pear with finely diced celery on a sort of extremely creamyrice pudding which included puffed grains of rice.
Narcissus ice cream topped by elderflower crime brûlée topped by sorbet
The next three little deserts included one of the richest most delicious chocolate ganache tarts I have ever eaten.
A little pot of tiramisu and one of the lightest, fluffiest, most delicious Mont Blancs imaginable - the desert is barely related to the heavy, overly sweet concoctions served at establishments such as Angelina.
One quick warning. The food comes down these extremely narrow stairs, from the kitchen upstairs. That's also where the lavatories are situated - so if you need to go, go before the food starts. And if you carry extra weight, remember to go before you get to the restaurant.
A shorter menu is available at lunchtime for 60 Euros; the full tasting menu is 130 Euros, and the white truffle supplement is available with either.
53 Passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris, France
Closed Sundays and Mondays.