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Restaurant Frenchie in ParisFrenchie (Paris)

Grégory Marchand, Best Chef 2010

Everyone’s rushing over to Greg Marchand’s fantastic hideaway, where the Frenchie kingdom now extends from rue du Nil in Paris (Bar à vinsFTG) all the way to Covent Garden. Just as brutalist as it was the day it opened (exposed rafters, bare brick walls, a zinc bar), this sophisticated spot serves a neo-bistro score composed by the master of the house. On the five-course €78 menu the night we went: foie gras topped with a smoked eel and cider jelly, plus a subtle miso purée; incredible manicotti stuffed with squash, creamy scamorza and a shimmering chicken skin crumble; a brilliant salted yellow pollack fillet that was finished off on the barbecue, plus a mushroom emulsion (porcini, chanterelle and shimeji), pan-fried chanterelles, pickled shimeji and coco beans; fantastic roasted pork loin, plus barley risotto with heirloom carrots and a charred carrot and smoked date condiment; before a crunchy shortbread tart topped with fresh figs and yogurt sorbet, followed by a chocolate cake sprinkled with crushed toasted pecans. To drink, there’s a Côtes-Catalanes white from the Domaine des Enfants Sauvages, a red Bourgogne from Ghilslaine Barthod (€12 a glass), a Ciel Rouge Vouvray from Michel Autran (€57 a bottle) or Vau du Puits, a Chitry from Olivier Morin (€39)… unless you’d rather let yourself be guided by the house’s food and wine pairings (€51 to €99). Menu €48 (lunch) and €78 (dinner). // Mahault Mollaret 

Getting there

Restaurant Frenchie
5, rue du Nil
TEL: +33 1 40 39 96 19
Subway: Bonne Nouvelle, Sentier, Réaumur - Sébastopol