Horaires : 19h-01h du mardi au jeudi, 20h-02h du vendredi au dimanche
It’s been three years since the whole So-Pi started coming to Maria Magdalena. Filtered environment, friendly bar, fabulous menu, the address mesmerizes everyone who comes. And since Victoria Mac Garvey is at the helm of the kitchen, Maria Magdalena promises us wonderful cooking exploits!
By naming their restaurant Maria Magdalena, Adrien and Anthony Maselli got protected by Jesus’ disciple Mary Magdalene. For three years, South-Pigalle’s (So-Pi) restaurant-bar never empties.
Think about booking because at 8:30 p.m., the restaurant is already full and won’t empty before 11 p.m. or even midnight: after work parties, informal dinners, dates, the all So-Pi comes for a drink. Back in 2014, the owners said: “here, no one drinks, everyone reaches the angels” thanks to cocktails with divine names.
The Maria Magdalena with rose-infused cocktail and pear syrup, the Miracle de Provence with rosé, grapefruit, violet syrup and sparkling water or the Jardin d’Eden a soft cocktail to be clear-headed once you’re in paradise, can be served with tapas to share. We strongly advise you the guacamole with sweet potatoes, a nice discovery for €7!
Three years after opening the place, the restaurant is slowly leaving its club reputation behind to favor a cozier atmosphere and gambles on the cuisine of the talented female chef from Belfast, Victoria Mac Garvey. In September 2017, Maria Magdalena treats itself by having a new menu.
The two brothers created a gourmet and delicious menu. You should definitely taste the sweet potato candied with chorizo (€7) and the intoxicating crispy Tonkatsu pork cutlet with spices and Japanese rice (€18).
Gourmet eaters can fulfill their meat need with sliced and well-seasoned beef, if you don’t fancy meat, try the feta and Thai basil spring rolls (€13), zucchini noodles, pesto and ail (€11) or the sweet potato waffle with avocado and organic egg if you crave for an avocado toast (€12). Everything is finely seasoned for a tasty meal.
And for the sweet toothed-people among us, the chef offers very well executed classic desserts: almond tiramisu, lemon meringue pie and other creations from Belfast including the surprising chocolate acai bowl that is creamy and smooth at the same time!
Website: Maria Magdalena (in French)
Address: 41 rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris
Opening hours: from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Friday to Saturday
Rates: starters: €7-13; main dishes: €11-21; desserts: €8; cocktails and liquors: €7-15
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please consume in moderation.
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