Le Bougainville

Le Bougainville (Paris)

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If a Bistrot Liberation Front existed, this would be its headquarters! This retro spot (sparkly gilded rafters, a Formica bar, ugly brown floors, neon lights) shows off an arsenal that breaks the non-proliferation treaty of bistro weapons: saucisson, cured ham, aged Laguiole cheese… from €7 to €9.50 a plate. A just bistrotière cause that’s defended every day at lunch with shots fired of fresh celery rémoulade (€6.50), herring and potato salad nestled over salad and red onions (€6.50), honey-glazed pork ribs with a riot of fries (€15), and a radical chocolate mousse, just to blow up any sense of moderation (€7). Pop open some wine while you’re at it: an Alsace Pinot noir from Rietsch (€6.50 a glass), a Burgundy Macôn from Jouveaux (€37 a bottle), a Franche-Comté red from Pascal Henriot (€22) // A.A

PRICE : set menu €19,50, à la carte €23-39

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