In Norio Moteki’s tiny spot, the organic trout from Oô is presented as frisky little makis on both Tuesdays and Fridays. The weeks go by, but Wednesdays are always chirashi, and Thursdays are always tataki. But beware! On Mondays, everything is cooked. Much like the day we went for lunch, seated alongside 13 other guests perched on high barstools, facing either the window or the tiny kitchen. After a reassuring miso soup, we dug into a proud pan-fried salmon steak carefully brushed with teriyaki sauce, over a bed of red Camargue rice, slivered nori, vegetables from the Ariège department (raw tomatoes and lettuce, crisp zucchini and beans), a tahini vinaigrette and mango sauce. Before a new Japanese dessert that had us feeling unsteady on our barstools: a milk and spelt flan with mango coulis and red berries, a nectarine brunoise and chestnut cream… // A.S.
FEELING THIRSTY? It’s an easy choice: a glass of umeshu (€3), a teapot of organic hojicha tea (€2.90) or a can of Kirin beer (€3.50 for 330 ml).
PRICE: Bentos €16.50 to €17.60, desserts €3.50, menu €20-21. Credit cards not accepted.