Le Sot l'y Laisse

Le Sot l'y Laisse (Paris)

  • Date
  • share

Anyone who thinks they’re flying off to Japan with Eiji Doihara is rather sot (or “stupid” in French)! Because this former Tokyo Bocuse alumnus loves French cuisine above all else, which he pampers at both lunch and dinner in his unfussy spot (white walls, black chairs, frosted globe lights and that’s all folks!). The night we went, his wife Akiko served us: a fresh potato, eggplant, eel and anchovy cream terrine; perfect lamb chops from the Pyrenees in an herb crust with a reduction, braised endives and black olive purée; before an incredible nectarine compote with verbena jelly, mint and blackberry sorbet. The rest of the menu is just as tantalizing: duck breast with crisp vegetables and a sweet and sour sauce, redfish and saffron risotto, red mullet with coco de Paimpol beans… // V.Z.

FEELING THIRSTY? There’s something for everyone: red and white Menetou-Salon from Philippe Gilbert (€7.50 a glass), red and white Saint-Joseph from the Domaine Louis Chèze (€9), red Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits from the Domaine Jean Tardy & Fils (€45 a bottle)…

PRICE: Set menus €22-28 (weekday lunch), à la carte €48-74.

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

The new Le Fooding France Guide is available!

Inside the latest edition, discover our top 400 restaurants, bars, wine cellars, shops and hotels from all over France that’ll be the talk of the town in 2024. Anything else? Our 16-strong list of award winners you’ll not find anywhere else, and nine articles which shine a light on the taste of the times!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

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.