Restaurant Bonhomie in ParisBonhomie (Paris) - © Bonhomie

Another pleasure center for the people behind Little Red Door, Bonhomie just opened up its brand new 200-square-meter space with long parallel bars in a former dive on rue d’Enghien. Inside, you’ll find sophisticated décor (stained wood, blue leather, hand blown glass light fixtures, a table d’hôte…), playful mixology (take the Nana with gin, mint, lemon and Fernet-Branca, for example, €12) and lively cuisine. Ex-Frenchie, the young Catalan chef Nicolau Pla Gomez revisits Mediterranean cooking with small, inspired plates. The evening we were there: exquisite circular ricotta and spinach ravioli in a mushroom broth; somewhat chewy octopus and under-textured mashed potatoes; good Iberian presa with sautéed sweet potatoes, guindilla peppers and radicchio; Culoiseau chicken suprême, topped with chestnuts and wild herbs from Annie Bertin; then, for the clever dessert, a perfect squash crème caramel. To drink, there are lots of natural wines: Champêtre, a white from Laurent Cazottes (€6 a glass), Assyrtiko, a white from Hatzidakis in Santorini (€8) and Viña Illusión, a Spanish red (€30 a bottle). The interesting weekday lunch formula with 2 appetizers, 2 mains and a coffee for €25 is also worth mentioning, along with the brunch served à la carte on Saturdays and Sundays, and the breakfast offerings during the week: Lomi coffee, granola, cakes…. À la carte €27-35 (dinner). // Aïtor Alfonso

Getting there

Restaurant Bonhomie
22, rue d'Enghien
TEL: + 33 9 83 88 82 51
Subway: Bonne Nouvelle, Château d'Eau