Nestled at the corner of rue Marcadet and rue Ramey, Fichon seems to have washed ashore the 18th arrondissement after a wonderful voyage around the Atlantic coasts. Scale earthenware, stone walls and colorful throw pillows make Fichon a very charming place where we want to eat right now.
At lunchtime, the menu is rather short, only two starters, two main courses and two desserts: quality price and ingredients freshness! Because, at Fichon, fish is very fresh, and as you may have understood it, it’s a bit the star of the place. In all shapes and with all kind of sauces, trout, shrimp and other cod are kings.
Let’s start this sea-meal with a plate of haddock and a bouquet of pink shrimps. Very flavorful and ultra-fresh, the Bretons exiled in Paris that we are feel fulfilled. We continue with a confit trout, barely cooked but incredibly soft and with exquisite flavors of cilantro and passion. On the other side of the table, it’s the low-temperature cooked cod that’s been eaten up. Served with lightly sweet grenaille potatoes, we enjoy these generous portions. To finish it up, we taste the unique dessert of the day: a pear soup topped with a yuzu cream, these small Japanese citrus fruits. What a treat! The yuzu sourness is formidably sweetened by the pear.
If Fichon is not really what we could call affordable (€17 and €21 at lunchtime, about €30 at dinnertime), the quality-price ratio is here, and the place is worth the trip: a beautiful iodic journey ahead.
98 Rue Marcadet
75018 Paris 18
entrée-plat ou plat-dessert le midi: €17
entrée-plat-dessert le midi: €21
Ouvert du mardi au samedi, de 12h30 à 14h30 et de 19h30 à 22h30