Restaurant Daroco in ParisDaroco (Paris) - © Benoît Linéro

Best decor of 2017

Little brothers RocoRoca and Rococo have the pleasure of announcing the birth of their (very big) brother, Daroco, between the stripped bare walls of the former J.P. Gaultier boutique. Having resorted to assisted procreation once again, donors Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross didn’t skimp on the stylish DNA for this stratospheric trattoria (cathedral-like heights, mirrored ceilings…) with beautiful details: green marbles, SupaKitch design, waiters dressed in stripes…. As for the food, the open kitchen supplies the flow of chic clients with divine pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven (a saintly Margherita with creamy fior di latte and sun-soaked tomatoes from Mezzogiorno) and neo-mamma dishes: Gorgonesque grilled octopus for the appetizer, surrounded with melon, ricotta and marjoram; rustic linguine alla carbonara with an almost virginal animality about it (guanciale, egg yolk, pepper, Parmesan); and, to finish, tiramisu made with homemade cookies, exceptional coffee, hazelnuts from Piedmont, cacao and tonka beans. Plenty of good reasons for fashion victims to dry their tears! Wines from high mass: prosecco Marsuret (€8 a glass), red from Sardinia, La Cantine Argiolas (€32 a bottle) and white from Abruzzo, Domaine Cirelli (€6 a glass). And don’t forget about the Da Nico bar for apéritifs or after-dinner drinks, hidden out in the back with a view of the Galerie Vivienne. Menu €48. À la carte €22-50. // Matthieu Jauniau-Dallier

Getting there

Restaurant Daroco
6, rue Vivienne
TEL: +33 1 42 21 93 71
Subway: Bourse, Pyramides, Sentier