We talked about it earlier this year… Hélène Darroze chose Paris 2nd arrondissement to settle her new baby, her second Parisian restaurant to be more precise. Its name? Jòia.
And it’s on Tuesday September 4, 2018 that this new restaurant has opened. All in all, two areas are to be discovered including, first of all, on the groundfloor, a room that can fit up to 60 sears and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with an open-plan kitchen.
In terms of food, we find chef Thomas Piat who concocts an authentic cuisine based on south-western produces but not only...
To whet your appetite, Jòia offers on the menu, 5 starters including a sun-dried tomatoes risotto, Taggiasche olives and basil and a soup made of Lautrec Pink Garlic, soft-boiled egg and "Noire de Bigorre" ham.
Moving on to main courses, the menu highlights - for instance - the yellow poultry from Landes with foie gras under the skin, as well as the cogote based on Saint Jean de Luz hake roasted the Spanish way or the raviolis by Mamma Léna.
For sweet-toothed restaurant-goers, enjoy the sweet treats by pastry chef Kirk Whittle, the chef's sidekick for almost fifteen years. On the menu? The matcha tea "mille-crêpes", the crispy coffee profiterole served with warm chocolate sauce and even the pavlova with roasted seasonal fruits and the whipped cream with pink berries.
And to go along with it, Hélène Darroze bets on a wine list exclusively female.
As if it weren't enough, the place also features a second area; the cocktail bar open from 5 p.m. on the first floor! To seduce your mouth, the barman chef revisits cocktails created or inspired by women, French classics as well as fresh cocktails such as L'Herbe Rouge, a skillful blend made of bourbons, Martini Riserva Rubino, Galliano, cocoa beans peels and fresh mint.
Then, several novelties are about to hit the place such as breakfasts, an afternoon tea, brunches and a take-away service... In other words, much more than a restaurant, Jòia is a genuine living place!
Let’s recall the chef already owns a gourmet restaurant named after her in Paris set in rue d’Assas in Paris 6th arrondissement. For Jòia, Hélène Darroze has decided to change riverbank by taking over the Right Riverbank.
The Michelin star chef also has a restaurant in London, The Connaught, that won two Michelin stars (in 2009 and 2011).
Hélène Darroze also won the Veuve Clicquot price and has been elected “best female chef in the world” back in 2015.
In other words, one thing is sure, we can’t wait to discover Jòia, Hélène Darroze’s second Parisian restaurant!
39 Rue des Jeuneurs
75002 Paris 2
Ouverture tous les jours de 12h00 à 14h30 et de 17h00 à 23h00
Hors d'oeuvre de 12 € à 25 € / Plats de 21 € à 32 € / Accompagnements de 6 € à 8 € / Desserts de 8 € à 12 €