For all those who fell in love with the bistronomic cuisine served by the Miam restaurant in Paris 8th arrondissement, you now have to go to the 10th arrondissement to discover the new gourmet baby thought up by duo Hugo Pinto and Alexandre Ney.
For this new project, the two buddies decided to settle in rue de Paradis, always changing with its young and trendy bars and restaurants.
Nestled at 14 rue du Paradis, the name is perfect for the place that offers the neighborhood a new HQ for all homemade dishes lovers since they’re creative, tasty and generous, based on fresh and seasonal products.
Here, blue is everywhere, whether it’s a navy blue or a royal blue, guests are immersed in a cozy and warm atmosphere.
The most connoisseurs will notice the reedition of the “mouche” [fly] wall lights by Pierre Chareau, the metal handrail coming straight from Le France paquebot or these pictures by Slim Aarons.
The bonus? This aureole under which patrons can take picture of themselves and think they’re angels!
If the very friendly and smiling Alexandre Ney takes care of the room, in the kitchen, we can find the talented chef Hugo Pinto. The story of theses two friends and associates starts when the both of them worked at the famous 5-star Parisian hotel, Pershing-Hall.
After being trained alongside Michel Troisgros at La Table du Lancaster, and worked for famous places (the Eiffel Tower restaurant with chef Alain Reix, Cyril Lignac’s Le Quinzième where he becomes his sous-chef), Hugo Pinto now works as the chef of his own restaurant and offers a bistronomic cuisine twisted with Mediterranean touches.
The menu is very mouth-watering, eclectic and always changing. It offers 8 starters (from €11 to €14), 9 main courses (from €16 to €24) and 6 desserts (from €8 to €11).
In terms of starters, the many choices eye at me such as the mini roasted camembert with honey and its sucrine salad, or this sea bream tartare and its avruga caviar pearls but I ultimately go for the excellent organic crispy and soft-boiled egg with its corn flakes and bell peppers!
Crispy organic soft-boiled egg
My partner in crime goes for the place’s major starter, the famous salmon New Style: sashimi cooked with sesame oil and flavored with lemon and cilantro. An original and tangy starter like we’d like to discover more often!
Salmon New Style
The tasting continues with, as for me, a signature dish, a pan-fried tuna – perfectly cooked – with its smooth avocado cream and its incredible vodka-lemon foam. What a delight!
Pan-fried tuna, avocado cream and vodka-lemon foam
But there’s also the pork cheeks with mild spices and its mashed carrots that will please carnivores.
Pork cheeks and mild spices
For the rest, we can name the lamb saddle or the beautiful sea bream with its pumpkin and kumquat puree.
For vegetarians, you can choose the plate of vegetables cooked with market’s products and an Italian temptation with the Penne and truffle cream.
Finally, you can’t leave the place without having one of the 6 desserts of the menu.
We hesitate between the “Brioche retrouvée”, a sophisticated version of the French toast with caramelized pears and salted butter caramel, or the Homemade Mont Blanc, but we finally go for the sensational cheesecake mousse with its cherry sorbet and its delicious and smooth Guanaja 70% chocolate lava cake, flawlessly cooked, and its pistachio ice cream. These two desserts are definitely our go-to!
We couldn’t end this sublime meal better since we discovered new flavors and our taste buds are not likely to forget them any time soon!
Please note that at lunchtime, guests can have a more affordable set menu with a lunch menu for €16 including a starter, a main course and a dessert, that changes daily.
To accompany these delicious and very good-looking dishes, 14 Paradis has a nice wine list with a selection of natural wines.
Lovers of sophisticated beverages won’t be left out thanks to a cocktail list that highlights the greatest classics.
In short, to discover the delicious and creative cuisine of 14 Paradis, head to Paris 10th arrondissement now!
14 rue Paradis – 75010 Paris
Open from Monday to Friday (lunchtime and dinnertime), Saturday (dinnertime) and Sunday(lunchtime)
Rates: Lunch menu for €16 (starter, main course and dessert) from Monday to Friday / Discovery menu for €38 at nighttime / Brunch on every Sunday at lunchtime
Phone +33 (0)1 45 23 57 98
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Le 14 Paradis
14 Rue de Paradis
75010 Paris 10
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi (midi et soir), samedi (soir) et dimanche (midi)