Bouillon République

Restaurant Bouillon République (Paris)

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After reviving the Parisian bouillon in Pigalle, the Moussié brothers duplicated their brilliant concept and are making it rain sausage near République! Chez Jenny, the former, historic choucroute restaurant has been remodeled for the occasion – mosaic tile floors, blown glass globe light fixtures, engraved wood…. What should you expect? 450 covers (and still no reservations) and the greatest hits from their first location: sausage with mashed potatoes, oeufs mayo, beef bourguignon with shell pasta, cream puffs… Along with new options at low price points that were stormed the day we went for lunch: pink shrimp that you peel yourself, served with mayonnaise and Poujauran bread; a half dozen oysters; and best of all, as an homage to Jenny, an intensely tangy sauerkraut, topped with a hearty sausage, two rich slices of thick-cut bacon and potatoes. For €9.80, that’s nothing short of miraculous! Also served à la carte is an interpretation of Paul Bocuse’s VGE soup that won’t make your bank account bleed: chicken broth loaded up with foie gras and porcini mushrooms, in a bowl sealed off with a puff pastry dome. And before popping open the top button of your jeans, there’s a straightforward iced vacherin with candied cherries for dessert. Make no mistake, these are some seriously popular restaurateurs! // Sofia Ortolan

FEELING THIRSTY? There are whites (Chardo and Sauvignon) and reds (Luberon and Côtes-du-Rhône), along with Silver beers and soft drinks, all available in six possible sizes, ranging from the quart 250 ml to the jéroboam 3L.
PRICE: Oysters €1, à la carte €13.20 to €26.30.

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