WHERE TO EAT IN PARIS
Le Clos Y
In this small restaurant with minimalist interior design, chef Yoshitaka Ikeda reveals all the affinities shared by French and Japanese gastronomy. Dishes are as gourmet as they are graphic.
27 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France Phone: +33 1 45 49 07 35
Elegant and scruffy at the same time, Le Chateaubriand is far from offering meat on their menu. The no-choice tasting menu, a parade of provocative flavor pairings that has landed the restaurant on San Pellegrino’s 50 Best list for several years running
75011, 129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France Phone: +33 1 43 57 45 95
Imagine cured hams hung from the ceiling and a very trattoria popolare backroom under the big glass roof bordered by hanging plants, with a view of the kitchens and the wood-fired oven. Pizza comes out of the wood-fired oven soft, crispy and generously topped, prepared by a former chef from Da Michele in Naples.
107 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France Phone: +33 1 58 30 62 78
An excellent burger. Like nothing you’ve had anywhere else. The bao burger is made on a big Chinese brioche bun, with cinq épice-marinated beef, onion tempura, onion confit and a caramelized tamarind sauce. It’s the king of Siseng’s menu.
82 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, France
Ferdi is an enormously popular establishment that gets booked up weeks in advance, so be sure to reserve. The menu is impossibly extensive, with everything from risotto and curry to enchiladas, lobster, macaroni and cheese and churros but the burger is what you go for, you won’t regret it!
32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France +33 6 51 70 29 70
Du Pain et Des Idees
Christophe Vasseur’s breads are worth crossing town for. Go for the various escargots, mu favorite is the chocolate pistachio!
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France +33 1 42 40 44 52