Amarante (Paris)

© Coline Virly

  • Date
  • share

Kintoa pork terrine, tripe, veal sweetbreads… In this bistro that’s been reduced to the bare minimum in terms of decor (faux leather benches, wooden tables and that’s all folks!), chef Christophe Philippe delights meat lovers who aren’t afraid to dig into a good ol’ chunk of meat . The day we went for lunch it was the middle of the summer heatwave, so his prix-fixe lunch menu was a little lighter than usual: fresh green tomatoes paired with a delicious eggplant caviar; a tasty line-caught hake fillet with incredible panisse fries; before a chilled 100% cocoa lava cake – or lemon crème brûlée. And for all the meat-o-philes out there, the chef’s standard fare is still served à la carte at night: veal cheeks with carrots; veal sweetbreads cooked whole and served with mashed potatoes; guinea fowl from Dordogne with peas, etc. // J.P.

FEELING THIRSTY? Unearth a few natural bottles from the well-stocked wine selection: a Muscadet from Jo Landron or a Burgundy Pinot noir from the Domaine Bonnardot (€7 a glass for each), a Languedoc Cinsault from La Sorga (€28) or a Jura Chardonnay from the Tissots (€55).

PRICE: Set menus €19-22 (lunch), à la carte €45-55 (dinner).

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.