On a quiet street just off the busy boulevard Montparnasse, around the corner from such grandiose eateries as Le Dôme, La Coupole, and La Rotonde, sits the laid-back bistro Wadja.
Nick and I met here for lunch on a sunny day last week, and despite the long list of more expensive offerings, we thoroughly enjoyed the 14-euro, two-course lunch menu. As we do in these situations, we split a starter and dessert, so as to make up a three-course lunch that doesn’t put us into a postprandial coma.
After ordering beers, we started off with the lentil salad. It was good, with nice firm lentils and big chunks of meaty sausage. The lentils were dressed with a punchy red wine vinaigrette that really helped take the edge off the richness of the dish.
Next, I had the bacon-wrapped monkfish.