Perhaps have you heard of Tannat already, this gourmet bistro in Paris 11th arrondissement growing its own vegetables to reinvent them in your plates. A few steps further, at the corner of the rue Saint-Maur and the rue de la Fontaine au roi, Tannat’s little sister, Anna, has just opened.
We went and tried this new baby of Ariane Stern, Simon Auscher and chef Olivier Le Corre and we are delighted! As soon as we got in, we loved the layout of the restaurant. Lines are clean, and the vibe is very Scandinavian-warm with wood, mirrors, little candles. We seat at one of the diamond-shaped tables and start browsing the menu… We quickly understand that Anna does not do like everybody!
Here, you will find no starter or main course, but “petits” and “grands” as well as a selection of small dishes to share (cheeses, cold cuts, things to nibble on). We start with delicious cocktails (passion fruit-revisited caipirinha, and London Verbena with gin, green apple, cucumber and verbena for €10 and €11), as well as squid churros, and scallop with celery and diced apple. Very sophisticated, dishes and cocktails are simple but hold fantastic surprise when eating them. We continue with two “grands”: mac & cheese with mushrooms, perfect comfort food with delicious sauce and some roasted pumpkin with raw cream, very tasty but a tad dull.
Last but not least, we order the quince Tatin and the lychee-grapefruit-coconut vacherin, two final touches that make us want to go back to Anna! All the more so as the service is flawless, very smiling and thorough.
In other words, this is the new and ideal den for tasty cuisine fans who want to have something other than the traditional starter-main course-dessert in a cool atmosphere.
134 Rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11
Ouvert tous les jours, de 18h à minuit en semaine et de midi à minuit le week-end