Jade’s day off, we did a little shopping and lunch. Le Petit Senon is a small restaurant on the Sens pedestrian shopping walk, across the street from La Cuisine de Lolie http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/eating-around-la-cuisine-de-lolie/. We had eaten here about a year ago and remembered a warm reception and perfectly “correct” food. That has not changed. I love the owner, a petite, friendly and interested woman who seems to like what she’s doing.
Not very hungry, we opted for enormous salads that could get one through a 12 hour cotton picking shift in Alabama. Jade had the salad with house made foie gras and magret de canard. Exceptional! I chose the Mediterranean salad with a trio of fish, including an opulent, smoked salmon. Fabulous! Still, there was dessert. Oh, yes.
Jade had the chocolate trio with a buttery compote of peach, topped with whipped cream. We shared my Cafe Gourmand which, I think rivaled the excellent Cafe Gourmand at La Cuisine de Lolie (Sorry Lolie); tiramisu ice cream, peach compote, vanilla macaroon, cherry tart, citrus fruit in a sweet liqueur and, of course, coffee.
Le Petit Senon is a great restaurant in which to have a relaxed, leisurely lunch, inside or out. The service is impeccable and friendly with an aim to please. Thank you Petit Senon. We had a wonderful day of shopping and a wonderful lunch.
Jade: 8.5 – The house made fois gras with onion compote
Rosemary: 8.0 – Salad Mediterranean and the Cafe Gourmand