Frenchie To Go
Le Guide Fooding’s Best finger-licking good spot of 2014
Greg Marchand’s take-away shop on rue du Nil is always busy. At the stoves, Bill, Juliette, Sonia and Michael prepare the day’s orders: creamy burrata, flat white peaches, fresh almonds, cucumber, a verbena infusion and lettuce for the intense appetizer; pulled pork and purple cabbage slaw sandwiches wrapped up in kraft paper, served with a cone of fries and homemade BBQ sauce, an absolutely finger-licking good treat; and an apple tart with mascarpone sorbet for dessert, chosen from a selection of other guilty pleasures (cookies, donuts, brownies…). Some other good ideas: hot dogs, fish & chips or Reuben pastrami sandwiches. So many delicious eats made with carefully sourced ingredients: British beef from Tim Wilson, ogleshield and cheddar from Jamie Montgomery and Tim Griffey, fish and vegetables from Terroirs d’Avenir…. To help it all slide down, there’s beer from the Perle brewery on tap (€3.80) or bottled beers (La Levalloise, Deck & Donohue from €6.50 to €11). Dishes €8-22, toppings €2.50 to €4, pastries €3.50 to €4.50. Take-away set menu option €14. // D.C.