Great eats at BistroY… Les Papilles

It’s certainly not happenstance if the poster from the film La Grande Bouffe is displayed here in XXL format. It gives an idea of what awaits you in this bistrot-grocery shop in the Luxembourg area.

Barely giving you time to sit down, the owner recites the daily menu like a modern-day troubadour. Starter, main, cheese and dessert, concoted by the chef upon returning from the market. That day, the feast begins with a nice composition (dumpling of goat cheese, diced peppers, croûtons, fried bacon bits, chives, parsley) to be drowned in a tomato gazpacho, followed by an exquisite braised shoulder of lamb from the Pyrénées, bathing in a provençale of fragrant vegetables (mangetout peas, glazed garlic, pequillos, onions, thyme). To be savored with a nice glass of red wine (Corbières, 4,80 €).

Cheese lovers never miss the Fourme d’Ambert teamed up with plums in red wine, but if you have a sweet tooth than you will prefer the strawberry panna cotta, melting and unctuous.

We like: their easy-going service. The gazpacho arrives at the table in a big soup tureen, plates are filled with a ladle. Same procedure for the lamb that is brought in a copper casserole to be shared.

The plus: a communal table d’hôtes hidden in the wine cellar for banquets (to be privately reserved for a group of ten people).

Market lunch menu, starter + main or main + dessert 28 €, complete menu 35 €

At night complete menu only 35 €

Where to find it ?

Bistroy… les Papilles

30 Rue Gay-Lussac

75005 Paris

01 43 25 20 79

lespapillesparis.fr

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