Restaurant Pressing in ParisPressing (Paris) - © Pressing

Arnaud Moreau and Valentin Pataux’s Pressing is a cool café with long benches, high tables and a concrete bar, where you can eat with your hands. At lunch, it’s all about chic paninis dressed up in crispy, soft bread from Gontran Cherrier and filled with signature toppings specially created by chef friends. Take the “Franck” for example, from Franck Baranger (Le Pantruche), made with braised lamb and an addictive minty cream cheese spread, or the “Thomas” from Thomas Brachet (Les Arlots), filled with escargot, pork belly and horseradish, all served with your choice of vegetable soup of the day or a yogurt mousse with hazelnut crumble. And at night, watch out for the young prodigy Galien Emery (ex-Kitchen Galerie Bis) who sends out gourmet tapas (excellent lamb fritters, octopus with squash) and beautiful beasts (Chaland chicken, pork from the Lot department). For us: perfectly cooked slices of Montbéliard prime rib, with an intense, haute couture-standard jus, roasted vegetables and a rich sesame cream. As for the wines, we like their taste in natural bottles: Mauzac blanc from Laurent Cazotte, Gamay from Jean-Pascal Sarnin (€4 to €7 a glass). Panini €5-9. Tapas €6-12. À la carte €30-50. // R.deC.

Getting there

Restaurant Pressing
1 bis, rue de Paradis
TEL: + 33 1 45 80 04 24
Subway: Château d'Eau