On the couch in front of your TV lacks ambiance. At the stadium, everything is too far away. At the café, there’s only guys…. Luckily, Le Fooding is here! With our selection of best spots and Pierre Jancou (photo), for watching the Euro 2016 championship the right way…
Good food, good football!
Foodie friends, head over to Heimweh, the ephemeral restaurant at the House of Switzerland. Where exactly? At Pierre Jancou’s pop-up, Wanderlust! After creating Racines, Vivant, Heimat, and right before opening Achille, the world’s most tattooed French-Swiss bistrotteur is back with a festive, musical and gourmet pop-up, where you’ll find joyous Valais wines and a rustic Swiss diet. On the roster: bratwurst and Houleuse beer, nonstop from noon to midnight; farmer’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; and eccentric dinners made by this chef from Zurich. Count on spending around €45 for a fleischkäse, a grilled longeole sausage and a tarte au vin cuit. And don’t forget about the deck chairs, the contemporary art performances, the setting sun and all the soccer matches broadcast live on the giant screen! From June 10th to July 10th 2016.32, quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. Telephone: + 33 6 16 85 11 10. www.wanderswiss.com and www.wanderlustparis.com
Better than at home!
At Le Pigalle, with its big ‘70s-era couch, antique reading lamps, a white sheet and a video projector, outstanding jambon-beurre baguette sandwiches (€10.50), small plates from Camille Fourmont and unpretentious wines (€5-6 a glass).
9, rue Frochot, Paris (79009). Telephone: + 33 1 48 78 37 14
Soccer, beer and charcuterie…. But not just anywhere! At El Tast, the beers are artisanal and local (starting at €3.50) and the Iberian charcuteries are top notch: lomo, sobrasada, cecina…. But FYI: only the France and Spain matches will be shown.
70, rue Duhesme, Paris (75018). Tél. : +33 4 15 32 54 10
Deep in the fan zone
The Buvetttes and Bled FC collectives have pulled out all the stops at Le Point Ephémère. In addition to the gigantic screens, some serious food matches will take place, pitting Animal Kitchen against Lo Zio, Caractères against the Auberge de la Butte, etc. With cocktail pairings.
200, quai de Valmy, Paris (75010 ). Tél. : + 33 1 40 34 02 48
Hipsteric and vicious
The team from the Riviera is taking on the black and orange jersey worn by Jägermeister liqueur along with the strikers from Vice! On the agenda: three screens for the France, Germany and final matches, plus music and good things to eat (tapas from Les Niçois from €4-8)…
2, villa Gaudelet, Paris (75011). Tél. : + 33 9 82 33 62 39
You won’t find anything more emblematic that the soccer & beer combo! At La Petite Halle, the wood-fired oven has kicked into overdrive, cooking up crispy pizzas (Colonata-rosemary for €16) in front of a giant screen. Electro funk music after the matches.
211, avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris (75019). Tél. : + 33 9 82 25 91 81
This is luxury!
The XXL screen is certainly going to feel a little out of place in the cocoon-like bar of the Prince de Galles Hotel, but what does it matter when you have a passion for soccer. If the weather allows for it, head outside onto the excellent patio. European-inspired tapas starting at €12 and deluxe cocktails (€24).
33, avenue George V, Paris (75008). Tél. : + 33 1 53 23 78 52
Sure, it would be helpful to have Sepp Blatter’s bank account (€95 a person), but this place isn’t lacking in class: an XXL seat in the Royal Monceau cinema for the Les Bleus matches + Champagne and a small burger + Pierre Hermé popcorn + a surprise gift. Reservations by phone.
37, avenue Hoche, Paris (75008). Tél. : + 33 1 42 99 88 00