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…
At Sola (or “sky” in Japanese), Kosuke Nabeta lights up the night with his sharp flavors. There’s a plush Japanese ambiance to this underground spot which narrowly escaped destruction (a fire in January 2017 sent the restaurant above up in smoke), whose bare stones and light wood impose respect – you’ve got to take your shoes off to eat! The night we went, the stellar menu featured: divine lightly grilled trout with blood peach and translucent guanciale; tender lobster with tangy mango, passion fruit and a spicy yuzukosho paste; beautiful pan-fried foie gras topped with eel, over grilled risotto and an egg-black truffle emulsion; pollack paired with a variety of artichoke preparations, clam and ginger broth; dynamic duck with a wa-karashi mustard dip; before an ethereal sweet milk mousse with Japanese plum sorbet and strawberries, then a Pollack-inspired dessert of mint ice cream, apricots and sudachi marshmallow. // Elena Di Benedetto
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a wine list full of beautiful bottles – Marsannay, Les Longerons, from Bruno Clair (€14 a glass), a Pinot noir from Vincent Giardin (€45 a bottle) – along with precious sakes, whether they be old-school like the Bijito Junmai (€64 a bottle), or modern like the Akabu Junmai (€14 a glass).
PRICE: Menus €98 and €115 (with food and wine pairings, €70 or €85).