It’s a gourmet address like we’d love to find more often. True local table set a few steps from the Théâtre de Paris, Boca is open since October 2018. Behind this new place, we have Olivier Krot. After many work experiences abroad as well as in France (Georges V, Frères Blanc, Olivier Bertrand), he’s back in Paris and is on everyone’s lips with Aromatik back in 2005, Le Panier de Zoé in 2009 and L’Amphitryon in 2010.
In 2018, it’s with Boca that Olivier Krot makes us travel thanks to an authentic cuisine that is creative and sustainable at the same time.
But prior to eating, we gladly discover the sophisticated décor of this tiny restaurant (14 seats inside and 10 on the terrace) combining a bar in terrazzo and a mirror ceiling.
As for the menu, two atmospheres are available for two moments of the day. If lunch gives pride of place to seasonal dishes mixing traditional dishes, exotic notes and healthy touches, dinner highlights creative and mouthwatering tapas.
All in all, we discover not less that 8 savory tapas including (to your liking) sweet potatoes as fritters with spices, large Breton razor clams served with pancetta, crab and squid ink hidden in a bun or even free-range pork ribs cooked for 7 hours.
As for us, we went for the delicious eggplants to enjoy as tempura, gribiche fashion with mayonnaise and capers and shallots, as well as the very soft Red Label salmon gravlax enhanced with yuzu.
We also loved the beautiful 100-g burrata from Puglia with apricot from Vesuvius purée.
Our favorite? Seasonal mushroom served with soft-boiled egg, parmesan and Burgundy truffle, the whole served in a small casserole. Simply to die for!
For sweet-toothed foodies, fall for Boca desserts: profiteroles with génépi, cider tarte tatin, mille-feuille with lemongrass-poached pear, as well as a gluten-free cheesecake or a choux bun to make people jealous!
Not only good, Boca offers are of quality. Olivier Krot bets on short and reasoned circuits for a sustainable consumption. Organic fruits and vegetables come from La Ruche qui dit Oui, from La Tour des Dames in Paris 9th arrondissement.
And to accompany these delicious dishes, Boca gives pride of place to natural and biodynamic wines with a nice selection: French vintages from Gard, wines from Loire and even South-West and Alsace.
For spirits enthusiasts, Boca called in Vintage Spirit and offers French Nuage vodka, Taiwanese Kavalan Sherry Cask whiskey and even white Tiki Lovers rum.
Finally, for cocktail dans, go for the Pampelle BIO spritz (French grapefruit) or the excellent and refreshing Rebujito based on Jerez.
So, are you ready to discover the latest hot spot in Paris 9th arrondissement?
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
11 bis Rue Blanche
75009 Paris 9
01 44 91 95 96
Ouvert le lundi midi, du mardi au samedi le midi et le soir, brunch le dimanche