Look up Anahi’s ceiling if you want to understand that the place has a soul. They tried everything to enhance meat. Used earthenware, fresco and a ceiling decorated with animals that bring us back to the time when the butcher supplied the local inhabitants with the best meats around. Time has stopped, the will to serve remained untouched.
Every day, Gabriele Faiella and his team treat about thirty meat lovers come to taste exceptional meats. At the helm of several restaurants across the planet, he is known to import some culinary gems.
In Anahi’s cold rooms, we find filet mignon and Black Angus fillet from Argentina (grass-fed), ribeye, ribeye caps, bavettes and Black Angus picanha (grain-fed for 270 days), Black Angus skirt steak from the US sprinkled with chopped parsley (grain-fed for 120 days), a signature cut of Wagyu Kagoshima beef and cereal-fed for 900 days.
Meats are enhanced with a perfect charcoal cooking and mashed potatoes as a side dish, lemon-flavored mashed potatoes that offers a tasty sourness, chimichurri-flavored mashed potatoes (Argentinian herbs) or jalapeño-flavored mashed potatoes, a very spicy version but that will unblock your sinus cavity. These various mashed potatoes are here to bring a whole new level of experience!
Once we’ve chosen our meats, we are curious about the choice of tapas.
Crispy Angus beef empanadas perfect with a chimichurri sauce and revisited patatas bravas with Kobe bacon, guacamole with Kobe bacon… At Anahi, meat is present everywhere (and why not?).
And between the lines, the smoked Kobe beef ham said to be a world exclusive, is a very rare luxury at €40 for 10 slices (yes, please!) but it certainly is a special discovery. Let’s break the piggy bank for once and have a rare quality meat that is almost translucent because of the fat, and a very surprising taste but delicious. A wonderful discovery to renew with the meat lovers you want to impress!
After such a feast, we’re not hungry but the staff made our mouths water with the chocolate soufflé for two, an easy-to-eat treat. Our love for good food tells us it’s a folly. We order the dessert without realizing that it was served in a whole casserole dish! We remove the top crust and we discover a chocolate fondant to eat with a pepper-flavored ice cream, delicious!
Website: Anahi (website in French)
Address: 49 rue Volta, 75003 Paris
Opening hours: every day from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rates: tapas from €16 to €40, meats from €27 to €59 and desserts from €9 to €14
49 Rue Volta
75003 Paris 3
les entrées: 16-40 €
les viandes: 27-59 €
les desserts: 9-14 €
From 15 to 200 years old
Horaires : 19h-23h tous les jours