It was our first lunch after the confinement so my good friend (surrogate Papa) Bob Glaser joined me on the covered terrace of MORDU at the Marché Saint-Germain des Prés.
Chef Baptiste TRUDEL was back at his stove and part owner Nicolas PARADIS, founder of the wine bar O Chateau, is pairing his discoveries with Baptiste's creations. On this occasion he poured a Fleurie from GRETTA CARBO to begin a lively day on the terrace.
Bob began with a feathery light tarte au carrotte with cumin, feta and black garlic. I opted for an unusual treatment of Boudin Noir, crunchy and toped with feta and ricotta.
For a main course Bob selected grilled octopus with eggplant/miso, kimchi and Thai basil-an homage to Asia.
My choice was ris de veau, once again creatively prepared by Chef Baptiste, crunchy with a side of tomatoes and zucchini.
Paying attention tour 'brioches' we skipped dessert but relaxed and enjoyed a second glass of the excellent Fleurie.
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