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La Traversée

Restaurant La Traversée in ParisLa Traversée (Paris) - © Studio Frigo

In this peaceful bistro – much like one you might find in a French village – located in the heart of the 18th arrondissement, the unknown trio of Witold, Camille and Charles have no qualms about shaking down the chestnut tree of French cuisine. As evidence, take the lovely €20 lunch menu with a carefree and confident attitude: three oysters prepared as a tartare under a citrus sabayon with purslane; followed by a pot-au-feu-inspired dish with Salers steak grilled on the barbecue; before French toast made with brioche, honey and toasted hazelnuts, topped with a galactic scoop of amaretto ice cream. Culinary crossovers are guaranteed at night as well, via international tapas: beef kefta with a green sauce and za’atar (€13) or lamb tacos with black beans and chipotle (€12) …. The wines are as natural as service à la Parisienne: an unstoppable Côtes Catalanes from Olivier Pithon (€6 a glass), a Pouilly Fumé from Les Terres Blanches (€40 a bottle), Amorican cider on tap (€3.50 for a half-pint) or backpedaling cocktails, like the Belle Époque (Chartreuse, absinthe, cucumber and lime, €13). Set menu options €13, €17 or €20 (weekday lunch), à la carte €25-40 (dinner). // A.A.

Getting there

Restaurant La Traversée
2, rue Ramey
TEL: +33 9 54 86 79 95
Subway: Château Rouge