Romain Meder unveils his plant-based brunch at Sapid in the 9th arrondissement

Eating is political! We already knew about Romain Meder's commitment, the chef behind the elegant locavore restaurant Les Chemins du Domaine de Primard, which has been awarded one Michelin star and one green star. In his plant-based bistro Sapid (Paris 10th arrondissement), co-created with Alain Ducasse, the chef continues his green mission by inviting guests to embrace pescatarianism, and let me tell you, it's something we can't get enough of. Ultimate joy: a brunch has just been added to the menu, every Saturday and Sunday at noon.


Erotizing Vegetables

Vegetables have never been sexier. Adorning the walls of the restaurant are dozens of frames idolizing plants and vegetables, the true stars of the establishment. At the back, a Sapid neon light shines its glow on pickles fermenting peacefully. And right in the middle, on an XXL wooden and marble table, the promise of a sumptuous brunch unfolds before our eyes.

Displayed on this joyful buffet: rustic savory and sweet pies, cheese, an abundance of bread (including an airy brioche and an immense country loaf at least 70cm long, so beautiful that we can barely bring ourselves to break it), smoked salmon, a lump of butter as big as a watermelon, assorted marmalades, fresh salads (the lentil one: triple yum), granola, fruits, and cold beverages. To accompany these delights, don't miss the absolutely addictive apple sobacha mocktail (buckwheat tea).

All that's left is to order your two plates from options like simmered spelt with squash and sweet potato, soft-boiled egg, French toast, spinach, vegetable scramble bun with broken egg and pickles, or sweet options like silky quinoa and chia, stewed dried fruits and citrus, a tender honey and yogurt cake, or a chocolate mousse with cocoa nibs and fleur de sel. Speaking of cocoa: the hot chocolate will delight enthusiasts of the thick and creamy kind, best ordered with desserts to prevent it from cooling down.

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Menus from €35 to €45 (with a cocktail or mocktail included).

Also check out Yannick Alléno's new starred brunch and the chicest brunch in Paris.

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