This mega-restaurant by Julien Ross and Alexandre Giesbert (Roco, Perruche) is so damn handsome! With its mirrored ceilings, striking concrete columns, beautiful big terrazzo tiles and cascading plants, the first Daroco has definitively won over the Parisian in-crowd. As for the food, it gets the job done: graphic sardines marinated in a sauce vierge with fennel, capers and black olives; linguine (a little over-cooked) with langoustines, cherry tomatoes and a graceful bisque; beautiful pappardelle with artichokes, grilled guanciale and red onions; and a cheeky strawberry salad in a Bronte pistachio sabayon… Unless you’d rather opt for a one of the nine pizzas rolled out as if they were pin-ups: Pretty Sexy Zucchini (cream of zucchini, fior di latte, zucchini blossoms, ricotta salata and fresh mint), or Capra C’est Fini (tomato sauce, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese), etc. // G.LeP.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a sumptuous lager, La Lucienne, from the Brasserie Toussaint (€5 for 250 ml), cocktails (the Daspritz made with Aperol, mezcal, pineapple and lime — €12), an opulent chianti from Pietro Beconcini (€10 a glass)…
PRICE: Pizzas €12-19, à la carte €32-50.