Three new addresses around Les Halles

A chic brasserie, a renowned Swiss chocolatier, and a daring gourmet spot – these three delightful gems nestled in the 1st arrondissement brought us immense joy. Highly recommended !


Cloche : The New Trendy Hub

Location : At the intersection of Coquillère and Coq Héron streets, a cult address reinvents itself and becomes a must-visit. Elegant ambiance unfolds in a classy setting designed by Rodaa Studio (Shabour) and Hypnos, paying homage to the original aesthetics of elegant period brasseries with walls adorned in solid wood, a sunlit marble-covered bar, and tables draped surrounded by pine green leather chairs. Outside, a charming terrace features the star of the place – the legendary bell that once announced the opening and closing of Les Halles market. A venue that transforms at night by the glow of candles, an excellent choice for a romantic dinner.

Behind the scenes : A formidable team takes the reins ! For the concept, a well-known trio, Victor Cohen, his brother Arthur, and Olivier Leone, already successful owners of establishments (Ojii, Onii-San, and Ototo), eager to reinvent the codes of the Parisian brasserie by injecting a good dose of glamor. The high potential of seduction in the cuisine is led by a talented duo of chefs : Thomas Coupeau, a member of the We are Ona collective, who co-signs the Cloche menu, and Orfeo Ranieri, the executive chef, who has worked at Nopi in London and Noma in Copenhagen.

On the plate : The challenge is met with talent and creativity. The leek vinaigrette sets the tone from the start, showcasing skill and definitively reconciling us with this brasserie classic: smooth and creamy, it becomes indulgent under its hazelnut vinaigrette and shiso oil (€12). As for the chive-accented deviled eggs : flawless, they are perfect (€10). Follow with a tender Black Angus flank steak grilled over Binchotan and drizzled with a delicious 5-pepper sauce (€29) and decadent vodka-infused pasta, burnt tomatoes, dried tomato powders, and raw cream (€29). Save room for dessert – go for the crème brûlée (€12).

Cloche, 1 rue Coq Héron, Paris 1st. Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and 7 pm to 12 am, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and 7 pm to 1 am. Phone : 01 42 36 03 63.


Läderach : The Chocolate Madness !

Location : After New York, Oman, and New Delhi, Swiss chocolatier Läderach finally brings its delights to Paris ! Situated on Rue Rivoli, opposite Samaritaine, the 100m²+ boutique attracts attention with enticing displays. Inside, a massive counter, gourmet shelves, and tables pyramid the momentary chocolates – deliciously audacious !

Behind the scenes : Founded in 1962 in the Swiss Alps, this family-owned house conveys a cocoa passion passed down from the grandfather's chocolate shop to the grandchildren now leading the group. Why is it so good ? The superior quality of Swiss chocolate combines with traditional craftsmanship, giving life to daily handcrafted masterpieces in the Läderach factories nestled in the Swiss mountains.

A must-try : The Frisch Schoggi, the house specialty – large chocolate bars in over 20 varieties, hand-broken and sold by weight (approximately €10 for 175g). Also, the crazy caramelized popcorn coated in a thin layer of milk chocolate (€10.50 for a 185g pack), delicious Snacking Choco Flakes – light cornflake petals coated in dark or milk chocolate (€11.50 for 110g), exquisite truffles, and divine pralines (€14.50 for a box of 8). A big crush on the marvelous mini-mousse wonders offered in various flavors (lemon/white chocolate, hazelnut/milk, coconut/dark) – a happy marriage of whipped egg whites and melting chocolate, like marshmallow bears but 10 times better! (€11.90 for 100g). 

Note : A vegan range, including an explosive Grand Cru dark chocolate bar (€5.90).

Läderach, 132 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st.* Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.


Campelli : The Gastro Fusion

Location : A long hall leading straight to an open kitchen. Here, an exposed stone wall, a high table surrounded by stools facing a large mirror. Further on, deep blue velvet banquettes, tables without tablecloths, and a bar planted in the middle of this elongated space. A raw decor warmed by a welcoming atmosphere and an Italian soundtrack. Surprise in the basement: a private room for 18 guests.

Behind the Scenes : Young Lebanese-Armenian chef Vartivar Jarkezian, who worked behind the iconic counter at the Michelin-starred Shabour with Assaf Granit, is driven by a fierce creativity that goes beyond the boundaries of Levantine cuisine. Mysterious in his statements, inventive in his combinations, and modern above all, his fusion cuisine signs a beautiful journey between France, Italy, and Oriental flavors. Be prepared to be surprised!

On the Plate : On this particular evening, pick from a menu starting with a delightful forest stroll around a very graphic variation of mushrooms in various textures with dried mushroom sponge, gray oyster mushrooms, and button mushrooms (€14). And a delightfully stuffed onion with shallot and pistachio, drizzled with comté emulsion (€13). Follow with a chicken ballotine adorned with vanilla butternut cream and a touch of zaatar (€25) and a land/sea dish presenting monkfish fish and chips with chicken kefta, all enhanced by a coffee cardamom sauce (€29). Warning: at dessert time, the chef is more determined than ever to wow you! So, don't hesitate on this "Chicken Mousse": a gianduja chocolate mousse accompanied by chickpea crumble popcorn, drizzled with salted butter caramel and topped with a crispy chicken skin tuile (€13). Convincing.

Campelli, 36 Rue Croix des Petits Champs, Paris 1st. Open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm, and Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Phone : 09 53 84 21 19.


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