Best bistrot Guide 2012
Franck Baranger and Edouard Bobin’s motherhouse (who also own Caillebotte, Belle Maison and Le Coucou) continues winning over SoPi palates with its 100% retro Parisian décor: Art Deco curves, walls covered in mirrors, a zinc bar, moleskin benches…. However, it’s nothing like Franck’s plates, which take a cheeky amount of pleasure shaking up the bistro classics! The day we went for lunch, the €19 set menu sent out by Edouard included: incredible chard-apricot-ginger ravioli in a passion fruit-tonka bean emulsion; tender roasted pork chops with cauliflower mousseline, steamed green cabbage and mustard seeds; before a classic Grand Marnier and salted caramel soufflé for dessert – or tantalizing figs roasted in red wine, with hazelnut crumble and verbena ice cream. // O.D.
FEELING THIRSTY? Pretty grape juices: a Touraine white from the Frissants (€7 a glass), a Côtes-de-Provence rosé from the Château des Sarrins (€30 a bottle), a Saint-Estèphe from the Château Lavillotte (€44).
PRICE: Dish of the day €14, set menu €19 (lunch), menu €38 (dinner), à la carte €41-47.