Thursday, May 28, 2015

Red Scorpionfish at Chez Janou

The service is friendly and welcoming under this awning at Chez Janou in Paris's Marais neighbourhood -- a very comfortable place to unwind over lunch.
 William Kimber and I ordered the filet de rascasse à la niçoise. All we knew of the rascasse is that it is a white fish. Later, at home, we learned it is called the Red Scorpionfish and looks like this.
We were in no hurry as we snacked on olives and settled into the house Côtes du Rhône.
 Bill thought our waiter looked rather like the popular French actor, Romain Duris -- perhaps it was Duris, doing research for a role as a Parisian waiter.
 Duris delivered the fish on a bed of tasty fennel bulbs à la niçoise.
It came with a lime wedge.
The flavours were very delicate. The meal was very light, but satisfying.
Having no commitments, we felt like we had all the time in the world.


  1. Wow indeed!
    And that piece of nougat at the end.