We dined for the first time at Le Cornichon last night, the first of 20 dinners we will have on this trip, and for pure enjoyment, it will be hard to beat. We've seen very little mentioned here, but there are some good links on PbM. We had the 34 euro menu, a deal. Tete de veau snackee minute (quickly fried?) with cervelle frite (creamy, wow, just enuf) et girolles aigre douce (tiniest pickled little fellows) will stay in my memory for a long time.
Our other entree, sauté de champignons minute, escargots, echalotes et jus de viande, was almost as good. Plats: cabillaud poche au the (tea) torrefie, petites poireaux grilles, Aubergines et sesame was delicate -- maybe a bit too so, but very nice -- and my joues de veau braisee tomatoes, etc., was superb. All with a very nice 40 euro Bourgogne.
We slit a cheese course of Camembert de Normandie au lait cru (with a glass of Quincy), and finished by sharing pommes et poires confites caramelisees w/ sorbet fromage blanc.
The chef, we understand from PbM, is a CLJ alum, and it shows.
The small place was packed by 9:30, many were turned away.