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MaSa Redux in B/B

By Johntalbott

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MaSa in Boulogne-Billancourt is a place I promised Colette and the French friend I've known the longest (43 years) we'd all go to.  The "menu" was much the same as a week ago with some minor revisions.

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First-off came their great bread with zippy, zingy Olive Oil, followed by our firsts: ham and eggs (well, sort of) with shaved parmesan and the crab, asparagus, pomegranate seeds, grapefruit, avocado and yogurt yop.

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Then our old pal had the Black Angus beef with one sauce today and Colette and I had the rascasse with spinach and eggplant.  Now a word about the service.  First there were quite long waits between courses today which was not true a week ago and the wait-staff never surveyed the room to see us waving wildly to get a second bottle of wine or salt & pepper which Colette felt the rascasse lacked (an unawareness the staff told our friend was due to short-staffing).

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For dessert we all decided to share the macaroon sphere with raspberries which when topped off with sesame marshmallows and 3 non-alcoholic "majitos".

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With two bottles of wine (Colette vetoed the first), no bottled water and 3 coffees our bill was 177.50 E or 118.32 E a couple.


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