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Vivant 2

Restaurant Vivant 2 in ParisVivant 2 (Paris)

Biggest Crush of 2018

At only 55 years old combined, Arnaud Lacombe and Pierre Touitou’s youthful Vivant was unplugged for six months so it could restore its inner beauty. Towards the end of 2018, the lights were turned back on and now it’s all hopped up on rocket fuel! With some incredible wines in tow, beautiful white marble to rest our elbows on and high barstools, we let ourselves get swept away by the chefs dressed in white who are as sharp and relaxed as the music playing in the background: raw cuttlefish rolled like a cigar and marinated in aged soy sauce and shiso leaves (€7); tsunami-esque flame-charred mackerel with toasted notes and silky flesh, over some ecstatically flavorful soy beans bathed in an intense ginger jus (€18); feisty braised chuck steak topped with a thick and mystical “Mloukhya” (oriental herb) sauce, harissa war stripes, and a salad of castelfranco lettuce, onions and croutons (€28); before a very tarte-tatin-like baked apple on a disk of filo pastry with black sesame seeds and raw cream (€12). To drink, it’s the war of the wines, served by Clément Jeannin: Grand Cru Steinert, a Riesling from Pierre Frick (€9 a glass), Granite, a red Beaujolais from Michel Guignier 2014 (€39 a bottle), La Bohème, an Auvergne white from Patrick Bouju (€56). À la carte €44-84. // Matthieu Jauniau-Dallier

Getting there

Restaurant Vivant 2
43, rue des Petites-Écuries
Paris
(75010)
France
48.8738436
2.3497837
TEL: +33 9 67 49 96 26
Subway: Bonne Nouvelle