Restaurant du Badaboum
Call in the bomb squad – Michael Grosman and Masahide Ikuta have placed a bomb in Badaboum, in the guise of their culinary pyrotechnics from Enfants du Marché! Attached to the eponymous nightclub, this new hotspot harbors their miraculous munition in a brutalist space with cleverly done-up walls, a dented copper bar, hanging plants and an underground kitchen. That’s where you’ll find Shohei Fujishiro (ex-Clown Bar and Abri), who lights the fuse at every service. The day we went for lunch, the €22 menu featured: pyromaniac leeks under a layer of pan-fried cime di rapa, paired with some sweet risotto-Parmesan cromesquís; sexy flash-seared cuttlefish served under a pixelated spinach emulsion; before some exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit and mango) for a tropicool dessert, with a dynamite touch from a Chartreuse reduction. At night, the menu brings out the big guns (green asparagus, cream of Comté and egg yolk; scallops on the shell, endives and a clementine vinaigrette; prime rib smoked over thyme and sage), in both small and large shared portions.
FEELING THIRSTY? The wines take a naturopathic route: a lively Roussillon white from Wilfried Valat (€6 a glass), a fine red Gamay from Jérôme Balme (€39), or a Venetian Prosecco from Terre Gaie (€32)…
PRICES: Set menus from €16 to €22 (weekday lunch), plates €9-26 (lunch and dinner).