It's THE food buzz of the moment ! This totally unusual bistrot, nestled in an old Parisian passageway, has just won its second Michelin star. The promise ? An unpretentious and at the same time down-to-earth design venue, oozing with charm, featuring Art-Deco tiling, and vintage furniture.
Its great asset ? A highly gastronomic and very Parisian enclave where one can laugh very hard or show up in jeans, relax and enjoy a delightful meal without the snobby attitude that usually comes with that kind of place...
Super light ! Even twigs will love it here. Like a gourmet fashion show, here designer plates are featured one after the other like pieces of a collection: graphic, colorful, fresh...
Top chef... A Japanese chef, Sinichi Sato, who cooks meat heavenly (supplied by Hugo Desnoyers, the rockstar of butchers) and who rustles up veggies with a real touch of genius.
Result ? A little dish that looks like a Japanese garden served by laid-back waiters.
On the table... Like a gourmet gift, the menu, is a surprise ! Each dish arrives like a little gift to discover. And each haute couture plate becomes a graphic silhouette.
We love: Under a Japanese daikon sheet, a delicious scallop. An ode to the topinambour, a "forgotten" vegetable that is making a comeback : mashed and slightly sweet, topped off by a topinambour biscuit filled with truffle. Sublime ! Oysters under a fluffy mouse of apples, and haddock smothered with beluga caviar.
And the desserts... They arrive all at once, like a deluxe café gourmand. On the program ? A chocolate tart with salty butter caramel, a mini apple pie, a little pot of milk chocolate, passion fruit and blown rice, crunch palace style.
We also like ! Vintage wines such as a Gevrey Chambertin (18 EUR per glass).
Menu "découverte" only for lunch, 95 euros.
Menu "signature" 160 euros.
Open From Tuesday to Saturday, form noon to 1pm, and from 8pm to 9 pm.
Picture credit : Do it in Paris