restaurant

Le Jourdain

Le Jourdain (Paris)

© Félix Henry

  • Date
  • share

In Paris’ 20th arrondissement, aka the capital’s new culinary Garden of Eden, Jean-Baptiste Jay’s cheeky restaurant Le Jourdain (a striped bar, spotted mirrors, Daniel Gallo light fixtures) could almost serve as a ring leader with its six years in the game. In the kitchens, you’ll now find the enchanting Célia Nguyen (ex-Chateaubriand) who delights diners with her sparkling dishes. The other day at lunch, the menu featured: a salad of beetroot, leeks and orange that worked its alchemy on us; a delicious tomatoey cuttlefish ragù over a bed of Israeli couscous and marinated peppers; before stewed rhubarb, coconut mascarpone and a cocoa crumble, for the small dessert. At night, seafood tapas take to the high seas: mackerel crudo in ponzu sauce, fried smelt, veal tartare with an oyster mayonnaise… // R.deC.

FEELING THIRSTY? Lovely natural wines: Le Marmot, a Languedoc red from Olivier Pichon (€6 a glass), Pharmarkon, a Roussillon red (€35 a bottle), Lapin Blanc, an Anjou from Eric Dubois (€48), a Maranges from AMI (€56)…

PRICE: Menu €16-19 (lunch), plates €7-13 (dinner).

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The 2nd edition of the Belgium guide is available for pre-order!

Discover the latest selection of the Kingdom’s 350 best addresses (restaurants, bars, cellars, shops and bedrooms), an award’s list celebrating this year’s favorite spots, and a magazine section featuring 16 articles exploring the margins of the food world, its hidden stories and some of its most taboo subjects.

2024 Le Fooding Belgium guide frontcover
Pre-order now!
About

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.