Now here’s a restaurant with an original concept: every starter and main course is available in two different recipes. This novel idea comes from Aude Bourguignon and Mathieu Darmont, former disciples of the Glion Institute in Switzerland, who partnered to launch this restaurant as a “place of sharing and togetherness”. The dining room has a strong modern vibe, an arty setting highlighted with graphic touches, a stunning Keith Haring-inspired fresco by Julien Marinetti, white metal-rimmed tables, comfortable blue bench seating… and the washroom walls papered with a Kamasutra design! On sunny days, the front terrace can seat a dozen or so customers. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the creative cuisine of young chef Jérôme Moinard, who has trained with some of the greatest crop of new chefs like Pierre-Sang Boyer. On the day of our meal, starters (€11) featured chorizo, served in a small casserole with button mushrooms or in a mousse with egg parfait and vegetables seasoned with rice vinegar. Main dishes (€24) included free-range poultry, either a slow-cooked supreme accompanied with an excellent variation on carrots, or rolled cordon bleu-style with Mornay sauce, chorizo and charlotte potatoes pan-fried with Espelette pepper. Dessert was also cause for celebration, since we could choose whatever we wanted from the trolley for only €8. There are only 10 items on the wine list, but all are served by the glass, like the delicious 2015 Sancerre “Chavignol” white from Domaine Vincent Delaporte (€8 a glass or €27 for a bottle). Lunch prix-fixe menu at €22 and special at €17.
Noon to 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm Closed Saturday and Sunday Average price: €43.