Culinary trip with Lebanese pizzas
In addition to his starred restaurant on Lauriston Street, self-taught Lebanese chef Alan Geaam had already started creating new addresses here and there, around his home on Rue Saint-Martin and a stone’s throw from the Auberge Nicolas Flamel where it all started for him. He has just opened Faurn, a Lebanese pizzeria inspired by a long road-trip to (re)discover the street-food stalls of Lebanon. Here, no bling decor to seduce the bobos of the neighborhood, at Faurn we meet mostly members of the Lebanese community, which is a very good sign! As for the frame, it is the image of the stalls of Beirut or Tripoli, with at the entrance, a window where stretches a rosary of excellent mezzes (4,90 € piece) and pastries or desserts (from 3,50 € to 6 €). The essential elements of the house are located a little further away, in the room simply tiled in white with open kitchen, in which sits a huge ‘faurn’ (oven, in Lebanese). This is where men’ouchés (Lebanese-style pizzas starting at €4.50) and sâj (stuffed crispy patties) cook at very high temperatures. For us, it was an excellent man’ouché with zaatar, labneh and raw vegetables (€7.90) and a remarkable sâj with spicy lamb kefta and pickles (€12.50) so generous that we almost regretted ordering an impeccable vegetarian moussaka (€9) and excellent hummus (€4.90) in starters. Our advice, go in a band and order assortments of starters and dishes to share: a culinary trip to Beirut or Tripoli for the price of a brasserie dish! Menus at 9 € and 14,50 €. Lebanese breakfast formula at 19,50 €.
- From 8am to 10pm
- Open daily
- Average price: 17 €.