Le Violon D’Ingres & Factory & Co
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The flagship restaurant will evolve its’ decor under the careful eye of Luis Alelulia, the Beaux Arts trained interior designer who chef Constant met when they were both working at Le Ritz, Paris.
In the meantime begin with a dish of red radishes, charcuterie, pain Poujauran and choose from Oeuf de poule mollets, roulé à la mie de pain: “It’s 100% summer, and we may substitute if necessary if a product is not available”, explains chef. Macedoine de legumes croquants, gambas poêlé or Gaspacho Andalou, encornet, piment d’Espelette. Sip Whispering Angel, Cave d’Esclans rosé 2012 (45€)
Three mains: Filet de rougets à la plancha: fine tarte de tomates/mozza/basilic: Pigeon fermier, a house signature, or Joues de boeuf cooked like pot-au-feu, foie gras, artichokes.
Try the red Bordeaux Clarendelle, Inspiré par Haut-Brion 2006 (39€) Cheese from Madame Cantin or dessert including the love me tender “Paris-Brest de mon enfance”, revised and corrected. Yum!
135 rue Saint Dominique, 7th
M: Ecole Militaire
T: 01 45 55 15 05
Until 26th August
Menu Affaire d’Eté at lunch
includes 3 courses: glass of wine & coffee 45€
Menu Decouverte 85€
A La Carte about 75€
Factory & Co
Because you don’t always want to do the silver service in a resto or brazza and Ashton’s pleading. “Honey, where can we get New York style Cream cheese Bagels, BLT’s and Burgers?” And you crave a California style salad, a Diet Doctor Pepper and a carrot juice. He’s got Key Lime /Pecan Pie and Cheesecake withdrawal symptoms. You want frozen yogurt.
Head to Bercy Village and Factory & Co., American food with that French touch. Brothers Jonathan (a graduate of New Jersey Bagels Institute) and Michael Jablonski have created an authentic New-York loft experience using American ingredients, baking their own wholegrain bagels and buns, in state-of-the-art kitchens, at two Paris addresses.
Be prepared to stand in line, choose your menu and take the beeper to a table, inside or outside on the terrace. As soon as it’s ready you collect it, or Jay Ze will bring it with a winning smile, “positive energy man”, he’ll say.
The Jablonski quote Anthony Robbins: “Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.”
See you there, and, remember to tell Ashton, what happens in Bercy, stays in Bercy!
23 Cour St. Emilion, 12th
M: Cour St. Emilion (Line 14)
T: 01 43 07 47 01
Open 7/7 All summer long
Average Spend from 12€
And also Rive Gauche,
22 Avenue Mendès France, 13
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