La Régalade St Honoré
Chef Bruno Doucet bought Yves Camdeborde’s cherished La Regalade bistro on the left bank back in 2004, and recently opened a second branch near the Louvre.
Although the décor is a bit plain compared to the original & the service seems to exist only to put the plates on the table – the food does not disappoint. It is packed Mon-Fri with regulars who love the delicious seasonal 34€ prix fixe menu, one of the best values in the city.
Everyone starts with the communal country chicken terrine & a glass of white wine, followed by satisfying meals. Recent favorites have been Bresse chicken soup w/foie gras, bacon & Parmesan shavings, or roasted cod fish & coco de Paimpol (white beans from Brittany) and the super rich braised Eric Ospital free-range pork belly over lentils. In addition to the regular menu, Doucet also offers a special menu for a small supplement of the uber seasonal products he’s in love with at the moment such as sautéed autumn mushrooms. Follow the main courses with Loire Valley Valencay chèvre cheese or, strawberry + rhubarb + vanilla mascarpone parfait, Grand Mariner soufflé and the divine rice pudding.
The wine list is short but concise with standout producers – Charles Hours Cuvee Marie (Jurancon) and Michèle Gramenon (Rhone).
Entree + Starter + Dessert prix fixe: 34€, supplements for coup de coeur choices extra, wines by the glass or bottle 6-54€.