Created in March 2017, GreenHouse is Camion qui Fume founder Kristin Frederick’s restaurant.
In this very quiet street in Paris 11th arrondissement, the Californian chef has created a restaurant and natural wine bar that only opens at night. On the menu? Fresh and tasty tapas to share, into plant-based food, based on seasonal and organic ingredients paired with a selection of nature and organic wines.
GreenHouse is set a stone’s throw from Perchoir Ménilmontant, at the corner of the rue Crespin du Gast and the Passage Ménilmontant. A very quiet area enabling the restaurant to enjoy a quite wide terrace. The terrace is very peaceful and lush thanks to the flowerbeds of the city. And here, the traffic does not bother you.
When Kristin welcomes you, she is (very) generous. She unfolds her tapas menu and suggests you to taste everything until you have no room left in your belly. Currently featuring 7 savory recipes, GreenHouse’s tapas list changes very often (almost daily), depending on what Kristin Frederick’s suppliers deliver.
Fresh and only seasonal, almost all these tapas are vegetarian, even though she is not vegetarian, the chef goes from the principle that “vegetables are as good as meat”.
And they are. Cooked by Kristin, vegetables taste different.
And the moment, GreenHouse can treat you with delicious white eggplants coated in soy sauce and served with an egg, green beans and butter, crunchy and prepared with some Chinese garlic dressing – very delightful. Or you can enjoy roasted beetroot with a side of tahini dip with sesame. As well as patatas bravas (fried potato squares) to dip in some cocktail sauce.
And let’s not forget about the house’s signature tapas: cheeseburger eggrolls stuffed with minced meat, fried onions and cheddar. It is surprising but very tasty. Kristin Frederick could not give a dish inspired by her Californian origins a miss.
And if you still have some room left after all these dishes, you must have a slice of the royal cake, Kristin’s signature dessert. A gluten-free cake based on chestnut cream. It is super indulging and very regressive. Even though we have had a feast before, we always find some room left for this delight.
Moving on to wines, the chef proposes a selection of twenty references changing on a regular basis.
And winemakers are sometimes invited to come over and chat with patrons.
Close your eyes and trust her. The night we came, she proposed three whine wines from Loire including some natural sparkling Pineau and Sancerre. Wonderful discoveries.
And on Sunday evenings, it is barbecue night at GreenHouse with or without meat, it is up to you, and you will eat to the music of a live jazz concert.
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 6 August 2020
22 Rue Crespin du Gast
75011 Paris 11
Métro Ménilmontant ou Rue Saint-Maur
Tapas: €6 - €11
Dessert: €7 - €8
Barbecue du dimanche: €25