How about a quick tour of the Mediterranean countries without having to board a cruise ship? Chef Yoni Saada, captain of the ship, invites you to Bagnard (second of the name). After a first Bagnard opened in rue Saint-Augustin, the famous chef known thanks to his participation to French TV show Top Chef opens indeed a second Mediterranean canteen in rue de Saintonge.
While the first Bagnard gave pride of place to pan-bagnat (these small Nice sandwiches), to be enjoyed by the counter or to take away, this second Bagnard intends to promote the whole range of dishes from the Mediterranean Basin, to go along with the famous pan bagnat by Yoni Saada.
In this bistro, you choose whatever your want on the menu, dishes from Israel (a delicious shakshuka made with tomato, red and yellow bell peppers braised with spices, chickpeas, bulgur and egg), from Italy (Nice mixed salad, spring onions, cucumber, zucchinis, green beans, tomatoes, pink radish, olives and truffled burrata toast), from Turkey (super fresh and scented salad with tomatoes, onions, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, cumin) from Lebanon (hummus and labneh served with pistachios and dried apricots), as well as from Greece, Morocco and Provence!
As for us, we went for the shakshuka, the herb hummus, the Turkish salad, the French fries made of chickpeas (panisse – and surprisingly light), the artichokes (to die for) and the egg brick pastry (crispy, tasty and perfectly running) and we can tell you it was a trip to remember!
By the way, if we can recommend you one last trip, it would be a trip to Bagnard bathroom to enjoy the surprising ceiling… but we can’t tell you more!
In other words, Bagnard has everything to offer a gustative journey to its patrons, to be experienced at a table or by the massive wooden counter behind which chef Yoni Saada and his team work hard.
Bagnard or the cuisine that could almost have us sunburnt!
From 3 July 2018 to 30 December 2018
58 Rue de Saintonge
75003 Paris 3