Le Bon Saint Pourçain
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Bistro of 2016
Between the Jardin du Luxembourg and Place Saint-Sulpice, serial bistrotteur David Lanher (Caffè Stern, Racines des Prés, Anima) has converted an old French dive into a sophisticated bistro with a midnight blue façade, white tablecloths and Baumann chairs on the terrace. The former kitchen sword at Le Sergent Recruteur, Matthieu Techer guarantees high-flying bistro cuisine from his tiny kitchen. Served à la carte the other night: incredible roasted veal chops or prime rib served with potatoes, chard and mushrooms (€70 for two) – or impeccable red mullets served in their cooking juices infused with red wine (€27). While we were there, was also saw a perfect œuf parfait caressing a porcini mushroom and cured ham fricassee (€18); juicy veal rump with artichokes, a dish made to be wiped clean with the endless amounts of bread from Poujauran (€31); before a classic baba au rhum (€14). To drink, like at all of Lanher’s restaurants, natural wines get the job done right: Fanny Sabre, Bobinet, a white Sancerre from Vacheron (€9 a glass) or a Bordeaux-Côtes-de-Francs Emilien from the Château le Puy (€63 a bottle). À la carte €50-65. // R.deC.