It’s hard to imagine a good night in the Gambetta neighborhood without a stop at Carøe. At Joséphine and Florian Corbeil’s tiny seafood joint, savor superb Scandi-Basque dishes: smoked eel-caramelized pear, grilled octopus-celeriac-kiwi, grilled mackerel-white asparagus… And since 2018, they’re also open at lunch when it’s raining outside! Expect a menu composed of Nordic open sandwhiches, known as smørrebrød. Tested the day we went for lunch: some delightful organic rye bread (made by Les Chemins du Pain in Cauneille) topped with a mixture of finely chopped vegetables (carrots, daikon radish, turnips), mustard sprouts, dill, capers and Label Rouge Scottish salmon gravlax intensified by a mustard sauce. Add to that a seasonal salad and a delicious risalamande (Danish rice, whipped cream, almonds, black cherries from Itxassou) and you end up with a jubilatory lunch set menu for just €16! The “rullepølse” smørrebrød are also worth testing, made with rolled Basque pork belly from La Ferme des Acacias in Urt. To drink, there’s craft To ØL beer from Denmark (€7 for 330 ml) and clean wines – a Touraine from Chidaine (€4.50 a bottle), Txakoli-de-Getaria G 1200 (€26 a bottle), Ardan Harri, an Irouléguy from Xubialdea (€43)… Set menus €14-16 (lunch), plates €7-22 (dinner). // P.L.