Restaurant Jogging in MarseilleJogging (Marseille)

In a cute little garden courtyard hidden behind the concept store Jogging, Camille Fromont and Matthieu Roche (ex-Semilla) have been taming Marseille ever since May 15th of this year at their pop-up restaurant, and they even have plans to stick around at least through the summer! The pitch? Six tables only, surrounded by ivy and a concrete bar facing the summer kitchen, where 100% local treats are whipped up. A demonstration the other day at lunch, on the €25 menu: a fresh chilled tomato soup with citrus jelly, whole raspberries and basil; a perfect pan-seared forkbeard served over a tasty coconut-cilantro-ginger sauce with crisp vegetables (radish, zucchini and snap peas); extremely tender octopus, prepared in a gourmet chicken broth with raw and cooked carrots, like a tajine; followed by the first apricots of the season, stewed with rosemary and served with Breton sablé cookies, sweet rum-infused almond cream and toasted pumpkin seeds. To quench your thirst, there’s a short but striking wine list that pays special attention to natural wines: a rich Côte-du-Rhône blanc, La Muse Papille, from the Domaine Montirius (€4.50 a glass) or a charming Château de Roquefort Les Mûres Rouge (€35 a bottle). Menus €21-25 (lunch) and set menu starting at €35 on Thursday nights, upon reservation. // M.F.

Getting there

Restaurant Jogging
103, rue Paradis
TEL: +33 4 91 81 44 94