Clamato is the sister restaurant to the very popular Septime (which is also next door to it). I couldn’t score reservations to Septime for this trip, so I walked into Clamato for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Clamato does not take reservations and the day I went there were a few seats available.
Really good bread with a moist crumb, reminded me a bit of the country loaf from Tartine in SF.
Rillette de Maquereau (€7)
Kind of tasted like a tuna salad with mayonnaise, only with mackerel. A good amount of parsley in there as well. Fine but not very special. I spread some on the bread.
Huitre Belle de Code de Quiberon N°4 par 6 (€22)
A half dozen oysters (pic of 1). Expensive at nearly €4 an oyster. Good and briny. They didn’t sever the adductor muscle on the bottom of the oysters though, not sure how normal that is in France.
Asperge Blanche des Landes, Merlan Fume, Sauce Gribiche (€14)
White asparagus, smoked eel, gribiche sauce. Gribiche sauce was like a cold mayo and hard boiled egg sauce, kind of like a tartar sauce. This was delicious. The pieces of off white smoked eel kind of blended in with the chunks of white asparagus, and had a good salty smoky flavor that worked well with the delicate white asparagus.
Service was very friendly.