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Restaurant Eels in ParisEels (Paris) - © Jeanne Le Louarn

Best sophistroquet of 2018

New rising talent alert! Adrien Ferrand, the former head chef at Kitchen Galerie Bis, has opened up a spot called Eels on the very cool rue d’Hauteville. Conjugated in the present tense of trendy by the interior designer Pascale Perrier (unfinished walls, red bricks, a stormy blue façade, vintage tiling), the restaurant ticks off all the necessary boxes for a Parisian faubourgeois affaire: polished recipes, well-sourced ingredients, unadulterated wines and zero nonsense. A demonstration the other Saturday at lunch, served à la carte: incredible smoked eel with licorice-infused browned butter and an apple brunoise (€16); four miraculously cooked gambero rosso, paired with roasted vegetables (miniature carrots, haricots verts), an electric saffron and Thai basil bisque and good organic bread from Anthony Bosson to wipe the plate clean (€29); before roasted damson and greengage plums, refreshed by a few mirabelle plums in a sweet clover cream (€11). And to wash it all down, place your trust in Félix le Louarn, who has something in every color up his sleeve: Les Argiles, a biodynamic white from Chidaine (€8 a glass), a Saumur rouge with soft tannins from the Domaine Sanzay (€6 a glass), or an organic rosé from the Château Grand Boise (€32 a bottle)…. Lunch menus: €25 and €29. Dinner tasting menu: €56. À la carte €49-58. // Goulven Le Pollès

Getting there

Restaurant Eels
27, rue d'Hauteville
TEL: +33 1 42 28 80 20
Subway: Poissonnière, Bonne Nouvelle