Freddy’s (Paris)

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On a corner of Rue de Seine monopolized by entrepreneurs Drew Harré and Juan Sanchez (Semilla, Cosi and La Boissonnerie are all them!), this narrow bar with lots of stone and hardwood flooring keeps Saint-Germain-des-Prés residents happy with delightful dishes prepared by chefs Eric Trochon and Hitoshi Minatani. The other night, the binchotan (Japanese wood charcoal) was crackling: tender grilled eggplant with hazelnuts, pomegranate and cilantro; salmon mi-cuit glazed in miso with crème fraîche; mouthwatering duck heart skewers sprinkled with Chinese chives; before a voluptuous summer berry and mint pavlova. Failing that, explore the permanent collection of cheeses, charcuterie and homemade pork rillettes. // A.D.

FEELING THIRSTY? There are 200 different wines to choose from: a Muscadet from the Domaine de la Pépière (€6 a glass), a Tours Cabernet-franc from Nicolas Grobois (€7), Traboules, a Coteaux-du-Lyonnais red from the Domaine Clusel Roch (€25 a bottle), a Viré-Clessé from the Domaine Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon (€63)… Along with Deck & Donohue beer on tap (€5.50 for 330 ml).

PRICE: Tapas €5-12.

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