5 restaurants where you can enjoy Authentic Cuisine
Here the interior and the food you are served are consistent with each other as they are both poetic and visually pleasing. The chef of Septime, Grégoire Thiebault, is one of the new generation of young Parisian restaurant owners. They honour the French terroir and take a pure and spontaneous approach to its products. The friendly and discreet welcome adds a nice nishing touch to this incomparable restaurant. Reserve ahead.
2) Le Clown Bar
This little neighbourhood bistro right next to the winter circus has been around for ages but has recently been revived thanks to a young team who know what they’re doing. We love the small appetizers that you can munch on at the bar or share with friends around one of the tables on the terrace – a bit like a sophisticated kind of tapas. And then there’s the dessert menu and the friendly staff: two more reasons to choose this bar as one of your favourite Paris hangouts.
3) Le Galopin
The Tischenko brothers serve lunch and dinner in their gastronomic bistro with a simple interior design which gives out onto pretty place Sainte-Marthe. Romain is the chef and he believes in a minimal and intuitive approach to cuisine. Of course all the produce is meticulously sourced and the wines for the most part are natural wines.
Grégory Marchand is the figurehead of a new generation of chefs who have overturned the precepts of French cuisine. The restaurant is such a hit that you have to reserve a table weeks and sometimes months in advance. But his eatery on narrow rue pavée du Sentier can only seat 20, which partly explains why it is so difficult to get in. The menu includes a lot of seasonal dishes, inspired by traditional French cuisine and transformed by the chef’s international experiences.
5) Le Petit Keller
This tiny, typically Parisian bistro, near place de la Bastille, serves Japanese-French fusion dishes. The flavour and texture combinations are delicious and surprising in equal measure. In the evening, the chef serves ‘tasting’ dishes and tapa-style dishes which you can share.
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