Chloé Saada (almost) says goodbye to cupcakes and hello to Oriental cuisine.
Bye-bye candy-pink cupcake store that Chloé Saada replace with a restaurant, Sheffa giving pride of place to Oriental flavors.
You may not know it but Chloé Saada has already published books, and she even has her own TV show in France called “La Pâtisserie de Chloé” [Chloé’s Patisserie].
Well, in addition to be a caterer (for which she still bakes cupcakes!), the female chef has just opened a restaurant, Sheffa in lieu of her former cupcake store Chloé S., rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
Sheffa, meaning “abundance” in Hebrew and “the female chef” in Chloé’s imaginary, offers a fresh cuisine (the menu changes daily) for lunchtime, to enjoy on the spot or to take away.
On the menu, family cuisine, slow food, comfort food, dishes with sauce for winter and lighter recipes for summer.
The starter/main course set menu costs €12.50. On this day of January, as a starter we went for a nice and little raw veggie salad (fennel, cherry tomatoes, spinach sprouts…) served with fresh herbs (mint, cilantro…), almonds, pistachios, pomegranate, croutons with olives grilled with zaatar…. A festival of flavors.
As for the main course, you can choose every day between a meat, a fish and a vegetarian dish. The meat of the day is beef balls with fennels and cumin. We go for the fish, salmon cooked with capers, candied lemon, tomato and served with fresh herbs, pomegranate and a rice/lentil mix and frilled vegetables. The portion is (very) hearty and as for the starter, the warm and spicy flavors from the Orient shake the taste buds up.
Desserts (€5) and drinks are on the menu too. Among the fresh and homemade drinks, we have an exquisite orange blossom lemonade.
As for cakes, halva chocolate cake (her best-seller), carrot cake with pistachios (reminding us of gingerbread with a glaze hiding some candied citrus fruits bites), vanilla, chocolate and orange blossom marbled cake and halva cookies shaped like Fatma’s hands are always available and completed with other recipes according to the chef’s inspiration.
On Saturday, it’s Israeli Breakfast day from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Like a brunch, this Israeli breakfast for €28 is made of different sweet and savory dishes from Israel and includes beverages.
Spicy oriental cuisine lovers, we found your new canteen.
Dates and Opening Time
From 24 January 2019 to 24 January 2020
40 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
75009 Paris 9
Saint-Georges (ligne 12) ou Pigalle (ligne 2 et 12)