A favourite classic of mine. And it’s all about the ingredients making up the ambience of this cafe-resto. Firstly, that it’s homely, but also the food too – it’s top notch and never fussy. After eating and in the earnest of a food coma I tend to enjoy gazing up at the many wall hangings around the place, enthralled by the copious depictions of food produce. And equally infatuated seeing they’re in a style as if painted by an old Flemish master. At La Comete there’s an honest mastery in the kitchen too.
So, from the kitchen for instance a favourite of mine is Herring through taste and presentation. Like a work of art, there’s layers of ungrilled gratin, topping a bed of lettuce leaves, three chunks of filleted herring, and topped with a handsome garnish of carrots and orange. A snip at € 9. If you want, there’s always a wine of the moment which in basic terms means a new, and usually well balanced wine. And a recommendation is the Cabardes, from near Carcassonne in the South West, costing a few euros more than the wine of the moment, so get a demi-carafe.
After lunch you’re handily situated to take the short stroll towards the grand entrance of Pere Lachaise cemetery. And Place Leon Blum 1 minute across the way. It’s the home of the townhall building of the 11th neighbourhood. Another handy way of glimpsing classic Parisian municipal architecture.
Note: The menu is seasonal.