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Mazal

Restaurant Mazal à Bordeaux

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Sarah Pinard-Blasquez (ex-Frida) and Samuel Ranson-Kaufman’s lucky star (“mazal” in Hebrew) guided them to a discrete street in Bordeaux, where their illuminated sign now shines bright in the night – perfect for gathering lost sheep. What lies inside? A true theater of culinary feats! Dramatic drapes, candles, a long granite bar where the bartenders frequently light things on fire, and, on the plates, a clever melting pot of flavors from the Southwest of France and the Levant. Sent out the night we went: an oyster from Marennes-Oléron topped with a lemon sabayon (prepared fresh!) and served with a shot of arak / sake / yuzu; their impressive signature dish, an ostrich egg served with half a toasted, buttered baguette for dipping; or more eggs, from a chicken this time around, thrown into a classic shakshouka; a pyrotechnic pigeon set ablaze with a flambadou; before a flamboyant flame-charred crème brûlée, seasoned with bone marrow and cardamom. Your show awaits! // Raoul Taburin

FEELING THIRSTY? Eight cocktails that have been fully revisited, including a Negroni made with arak and yuzu (€11), along with some more classic wines: a Bordeaux red from the Château Méjean (€7 a glass), a white from the same region produced by the Château Turcaud (€25 a bottle), a Pinot noir from Vincent Gaudry (€42 a bottle)…
PRICE: À la carte €50-90.

 

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