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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2 Restaurants in Paris I'm dying to try

So my friend Felix expanded my horizons last weekend and filled me in about all of his favorite little tid bits of Parisian life. I can't wait to go to the chocolate shop he recommended, see the view from the Sacre Coeur at night and eat at these restaurants that follow.

Both of these culinary gems that he recommended are relatively new Parisian hot spots which both have very craft ideas. Spring is run by a 30 year American guy from Chicago...( I know its weird that in Paris, an American cook is causing a stir but yes.. it's true!) Spring is a tiny hole in the wall restaurant in the 10th. The concept here is to only have one seating a night and offer a pre set affordable menu, crafted through the seasonal imagination of the chef, Daniel Rose. The chef launched the restaurant as a means to generate buzz surrounding the idea, which then he hoped could translate into marketing for his book. A good idea especially because 1 seating a night can't be too profitable :) Currently Spring has turned into Table 28. Daniel is building a new Spring restaurant in the 1st and in the meantime opened Table 28 in its place. He also opened a boutique by the Louve as well. A menu for 29-35 Euro with either Chicken or suckling pig on Thursdays sounds delicious and I can't wait to go....

The other restaurant I am absolutely dying to try is Il Vino which is a unique concept as well. It was opened by a famous Sommelier and the concept is that you only have the flexibility to order your wine and then you are simply served extraordinary food that compliments it. Pretty ingenious concept, isn't it? It's quite expensive at 100 euro for dinner but lunch is around 50 euro which its somewhat more reasonable...

After just spending a few painful days writing a restaurant financial plan and struggling through trying to achieve profitability I now look at restaurants a little bit differently. I think Il Vino has the right idea! I can't wait to indulge in a lunch here one day which I will probably follow with a long stroll along the grass at les Invalides so I can work off what I've just eaten :)

Il Vino d' Enrico Bernadaro
13 boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris
01 44 11 72 00

Spring/ Table 28 Details

aDDRESS28 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne; 75009
NEIGHBOURHOOD10th Arrondissement | See on map
METROPoissonnière [M7], Anvers [M2]
TELEPHONE+33 6 42 87 79 64
PRICEEUR 29 (1/4 chicken), EUR 35 (1/2 chicken)


SPRING rue de la Tour d'Auvergne is now closed...

SPRING Boutique is now open!
Tues-Sat 10h30-21h. 52 Rue de l'Arbre Sec (rue Bailleul)

1 comment:

  1. Whaouuuh, my name is on your blog now ;) Xx


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