It's a gourmet address the likes of which we'd love to find more often. A true neighborhood eatery located just a few meters from the Théâtre de Paris, Boca saw the light of day in October 2018. Behind this new establishment is Olivier Krot. After numerous experiences both abroad and in France (Georges V, Les Frères Blanc, Olivier Bertrand), he returned to Paris and made a name for himself with L'Aromatik in 2005, Le Panier de Zoé in 2009 and L'Amphitryon in 2010.
In 2018, with Boca, Olivier Krot takes us on a journey through authentic, creative and responsible cuisine.
But before we get to the tasting, we're delighted to discover the refined decor of this small restaurant (14 seats indoors and 10 on the terrace), combining a terrazzo bar with a mirrored ceiling.
On the menu, two moods are offered for two different times of day. While lunch features seasonal dishes, combining traditional fare with exotic notes and healthy touches, the evening focuses on mouth-watering, creative tapas.
In all, there are no fewer than 8 savory tapas, with a choice of sweet potato croquettes with breaded spices, large Brittany razor clams with pancetta, crab with squid ink hidden in a bun, or ribs of farmhouse pork confit for 7 hours.
We were tempted by the delicious eggplant tempura gribiche-style with caper and shallot mayonnaise, as well as the melt-in-your-mouth Label Rouge salmon gravlax with yuzu.
We also loved the beautiful 100-gram burrata from Puglia, with its Vesuvius apricot purée.
Our favorite? Seasonal mushrooms, accompanied by a soft-boiled egg, Parmesan and Burgundy truffle, all served in a small cassolette. Simply delicious!
For those with a sweet tooth, succumb to Boca's desserts: profiteroles with génépi, tarte tatin with cider, mille-feuilles with poached pear and lemongrass, as well as a gluten-free cheesecake and a cabbage to make many jealous!
Not only good, Boca 's products are also of the highest quality. Olivier Krot relies on short, well-reasoned circuits for responsible consumption. The organic fruit and vegetables, for example, come from the Ruche qui dit Oui at Tour des Dames in the 9th arrondissement.
And to accompany these delicious dishes, Boca pays tribute to natural and biodynamic wines, with a fine selection on the menu: French grape varieties from the Gard, Loire, South-West and Alsace.
For spirits lovers, Boca calls on Vintage Spirit and offers Nuage French Vodka, Kavalan Sherry Cask Taiwanese Whisky and Tiki Lovers White Rum in bulk.
Finally, for lovers of clever beverages, let yourself be tempted by the Spritz version Pampelle BIO (French grapefruit) or the excellent and refreshing Rebujito made with Jerez.
So, are you ready to discover the new must-visit address in the 9th arrondissement?
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.
11 bis Rue Blanche
75009 Paris 9
Open Monday lunchtime, Tuesday to Saturday lunchtime and evening, Sunday brunch