Aléa is new restaurant, tucked into the sweet and sedate backside of the Montmartre hill, that’s run by a young couple. It feels personal. Chef Léa Lestage, who previously worked at the three-star Epicure, is serving a market-driven menu at night with 3-4 options per course (starters 11-16€, mains 24-26€). When I went, that included the best duck dish I’ve had in years – a canard de Challans served with an indulgent potato millefeuille and a fig poached in red wine sauce. At lunch they offer two courses for 20€ and three for 24€. William Atlan, who previously cooked with Daniel Rose at La Bourse et la Vie, runs a flawless dining room. Recommended as one of our favorite restaurants in Montmartre.