Unity is strength ! Camille and Eric prove it once again with Habile , a hybrid place (and resolutely in the 10th arrondissement) where cuisine and fashion go hand in hand: on the one hand good products simmered without fuss but with generosity, on the other essentials mixed made in beautiful materials. From breakfast to dinner, we love meeting there, like in a second home.
Once upon a time…
“Draw me the perfect apron!” It is thanks to this request from her darling Eric Fontanini , former chef of the Palais-Royal restaurant (trained with Guy Savoy and Alain Ducasse ) , that stylist Camille Andrieux ( Marc Jacobs , Alexander McQueen , Chloé , Iro ) begins to think on a mixed dressing room.
It was five years ago and at the time it was still a bit lunar. “We have a different morphology but we like the same clothes, so I came to design a unisex collection , which we can both wear.” First an online fashion label and in ephemeral pop-ups, Habile is transformed into a place of life where you can taste and dress. " Every time when people knew that Eric was a chef, we talked more about roast than about fashion ", laughs Camille today.
You and me it's forever
"We don't want fashion that you consume and throw away, we want fashion that you will spend time with." As proof, the labels that accompany each of the pieces: Are we going to your house? ; We two are for life … as if we were going to form a lasting relationship with his clothes!
Our favorite pieces? The workwear type reversible jacket available in four colors (€245), the sweater made from the end of stock from Saint James or a really nice muff scarf (€135).
At the chef's table?
It is on the ground floor that we feast. Your choice, on the tables and benches, at the emerald-colored bar or directly in the open kitchen in the company of the very friendly and passionate Eric who tells you everything about his choice of wines ( biodynamic , organic and natural ), his favorite producers , his recipes . scoundrels or his anecdotes.
From the menu produced by Papier Tigre , we choose according to the time and mood a snacked pear granola (€11), a French toast (€10) and an ultra-gourmet cookie (€4), a soup of the day and a Croque with ham and Tomme de Bray brioche bread or a poultry, hazelnut, mushroom pie, a fried egg with pesto, pork, or some pearly scallops with endives and candied shallots in orange. Special mention for the divine confit lamb neck 8h accompanied by panisse, celery leaves and a meat juice. Little more ? As for desserts, it also holds up with a competition rice pudding with olive oil or a lukewarm chocolate mousse.
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