Les Enfants du Marché
Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…
Fueled by the fervor of the Marché des Enfants Rouges, ex-Table troublemakers Michael Grosman and Masahide Ikuta’s stand takes cosmopolitan crowds on masterful explorations… What should you expect? Outstanding plates that bring together insane ingredients (that are both rare and expensive!) carried nice and slowly by the seasons – just take the “No more oysters… Season makes it good” (sic) sign written out on the blackboard menu. The day we went for lunch, we savored the following while seated on high barstools at the bar: a graceful amberjack ceviche prepared in the ikejime style; divine Galician octopus glistening with chimichurri sauce, zucchini and a piquillo pepper cream; a seductive wild palourde clam marinière; exuberant Kintoa pork loin; and to conclude this sweet voyage through unknown lands, a clafoutis blushing with blueberries and black currants. // N.K.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a clever selection of sulfite-free wines: an Alsace-Riesling from Achillée (€6.50 a glass), a Catalan white from Els Vinyerons (€28 a bottle) or a Roussillon red from Nada (€40).
PRICE: Mains €8-40, desserts €12.