We had a terrific lunch yesterday at fairly new Qui Plume la Lune. The waiter told us that the owner/chef's wife is an actress and the name is from a favorite French film (we couldn't find the film in our French film guide). At lunch time there is a no choice menu for 29 euros. Yesterday the lunch was an amuse bouche of very crispy fried crab bit (didn't taste of crab but was nice and crunchy)in a lovely white foamy sauce. First course was a sauteed foie gras with shitakes two ways in a veal reduction sauce. Main course was sauteed shrimp with white and green asparagus, marjoram and another really good sauce. Third course was a sable cookie with lemon curd on top (plus a silly fairground candy floss with purple pieces). Finally tiny financiers - not sure if they came with our one coffee or would have come anyway. Bread excellent.
We were bowled over because every course was delicious, new and interesting but not peculiar, and also substantial. We rarely like all three courses. We way preferred this place to the three Michelin star places we have been to, where, for our taste, there is such an effort to be novel that many parts of the meal fail.
Qui Plume la Lune, 50 Rue Amelot, 75011 (between Bastille and Republic). Tel (0)1 48 07 45 48. Closed Sunday and Monday.