Paris 10th arrondissement new restaurant The Dude set up in rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, a very lively street already richly adorned with tasty and nice addresses, from greasy spoons to delicatessens?
Chef Geoffroy Rembert, trained at Jean Chauvel’s and Eric Fréchon’s and former executive chef at La Table du Flow bets on bistronomy, offering surf and turf flavors that are homemade. On Sunday, it’s brunch day.
The dish of the day costs €14 at lunchtime. The set menu with a starter and a main course or a main course and a dessert is at €19, the set menu with a starter, a main course and a dessert costs €24 or €26 with a glass of wine.
There’s choice for the starters, 6 main courses and 3 desserts on the menu. Just what you need to have the choice and to make it possible to have it homemade.
We really loved the gua bao, this Vietnamese specialty served with gravelax salmon but when we came it was with tuna. It’s healthy and we could eat without moderation. The squid ink bread is homemade. The whole is traditionally cooked in steaming basket.
But moving on to main courses, there are many beautiful thinks: a superb grilled pork belly with peanut. It’s top. Or a beetroot with hibiscus and its rice chips for vegetarian eaters. As a dessert, for example, there’s a financier with pineapple and a praline whipped cream.
In terms of décor, it’s atelier Norma who worked it. The style is sober and clean, in a Scandinavian atmosphere, a bit like at late Nomos by Guillaume Sanchez. Here, it’s up to you, tables with bench seats or high bistro tables and you can even seat at the counter to enjoy a splendid view on the kitchen. The open-plan kitchen is set just behind the counter. The bonus? There are hooks put under the bar so that you can hand your handbag or your jacket if you seat at the counter.
We love that everything is homemade. The team even goes to make its own syrups with madeleine or even rhubarb or hibiscus for example, to enhance drinks and syrups are used in the kitchen too. “Bread (in the basket) and alcohol are the only things we don’t produce ourselves” we’re told. Cocktail recipes are original. The Dude also has homemade herbal teas evolving with time. We tasted one with green tea and its very slightly sweet, subtle and refreshing.
The Dude? A good address, my friend.
84 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
75010 Paris 10
01 45 89 40 24