Breakfast is not a big deal for the Frenchies. A quick coffee at the counter of a café is enough to start the day for many. They didn't know what they had been missing until German-born Claus Estermann opened a tiny two level place close to Les Halles dedicated to the first meal of the day and simply called "Claus".
Food at Toutain's comes as a long row of beautifully presented morsels, brillant little salads, perfectly cooked (poached!) chunks of cod, generous slices of duck and "cèpes" in heart-warming sauces: Tthe best menu I had in a long time.