Le Cigalon in Thonex is a quite wonderful place, just like I was looking for after a tiring 4 hour trip from Milan. It describes itself as on the French border and indeed, when I left, I turned left and passed by the Douane bldg, as quiet as a shuttered gas station.
The place can be pretty pricy but the 54 E menu sounded interesting so on I plunged. First came two fishy amuse-gueules, a light croquette of "x" and a light tartare of "y," then 3 crevettes on top of a sweet (in a nice way) bed of diced beets. (unpictured)
The first course was/were scallops from Normandy, perfectly cooked, in a pumpkin soup with what seemed to be very mild fish eggs on top. Then two generous slices of lotte (monkfish) on a bed of wild mushrooms, so smoky I thought some truffle oil had been sprayed on, but no. And finally, a complicated but tasty dessert of chocolate, spun sugar, pistachio, griottes and halved cherries.
With more nummies in the form of lemon, wonderful bread, a half-bottle of wine and a coffee, the bill was an impressive, for me, 83 E.