You’ve never heard of Julia Sedefdjian?
This young female chef has been elected youngest starred chef in France in 2016 after working at Fables de la Fontaine for three years.
Following an NVQ in cooking and pastry and her apprenticeship with David Faure in her hometown Nice, she comes to Paris in this famous restaurant set in rue Saint Dominique and where she goes from assistant chef to chef.
It’s thanks to her inventiveness that she manages to offer high quality cuisine but at an affordable rate, which will provide her her star.
After this recognition, the young and active chef decides to stand on her own two feet and opens this year her very first restaurant: Baieta.
Think “little kiss” in Nice patois. Because for sure, Julia Sedefdjian never forgets her Mediterranean roots and enjoys sharing share them with her patrons.
We must say she’s a sentimental and this is why in this new project she works with her sous-chef Sébastien Jean-Joseph and maître d’hôtel Grégory Anelka she met at Fables de La Fontaine.
It’s in a clean setting in a street near the Seine, in Paris 5th arrondissement, that the great team welcomes you.
The atmosphere is simple, yet conviviality is everywhere. Here, no fuss in the décor nor in the plate.
In terms of menu, the three buddies wanted to propose a short and seasonal menu with four starters, four mains and four desserts to which they add sharable suggestions.
The cooking is gourmet and always enhanced with Mediterranean touches.
To whet your appetite, a lovely pissaladière with its tomato water to die for. About starters, we highly recommend the crispy egg yolk, cooked and raw haddock, leeks and seaweed vinaigrette (€19) that tastes as good as it looks. As well as the caramelized pork breast with celery mashed and peanuts (€21).
You can continue with the line-caught Pollack fish, seasonal vegetables, quail egg and crispy mussels (€28). If you are more into meat, you will enjoy the smoked yellow poultry, chard and stuffed cabbage, giblet toasts, poultry sauce with Jemenez vinegar (€29), but we’ve tasted and approved one of the chef’s specialties: The Bouillabaieta, rouille and croutons (€36) that gives you a one-way ticket to the South of France!
Keep some room for desserts that are just as good as the rest, such as the coconut cream and cake, roasted pineapple, passion fruit / mango sorbet (€11) or even the shortbread with fennel flavor, lemon whipped cream, pastis / lemon sorbet (€12).
The cooking is of a high quality, everything is perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the highlight is that you won’t break the bank.
Indeed, a lunch menu is planned in the week including a starter and a main course for €29.
You also have, still at lunchtime only, a 4-course initiation menu for €45.
And if you really want to discover the young chef’s many talents, go for the 7-course Baieta menu for €85.
We’ve tried and loved this new gourmet address where flavors, creativity and originality are given pride of place, the whole in a family setting and atmosphere!
Les desserts: €11
Les entrées: €19
Les plats: €28
Menu déjeuner avec entrée et plat: €29
Menu déjeuner Initiation en 4 services: €45
Menu Baieta en 7 services: €85