It’s a place both modern and warm we discover at 89 rue Lemercier in Paris 17th arrondissement.
Nestled in one of the trendiest corners in western Paris, restaurant Quatre Vingt Neuf has opened over six months ago.
Behind this new table, we have Eveyline who – after Little Georgette in Paris 1st arrondissement – wished to team up with her nephew Morgan to give birth to this very charming restaurant.
The place enjoys two rooms and two different atmospheres. The first, at the entrance, is bright and opens onto the street on hot summer days. The second allows the most curious foodies to watch chef Benoit Huber as he works behind the stoves, thanks to the open plan kitchen. For Quatre Vingt Neuf, the chef bets on quality, simple and revisited dishes.
Coming from Rungis or the local markets, fresh and seasonal products are cooked on the spot with love to offer patrons delicious plates perfectly decorated.
On the menu? At least six starters including Black Tiger king prawns, marinated in ginger, seabass carpaccio with yuzu or Ravioles de Royan with cream.
As for us, we go for the soft-boiled egg, sea salt and served with delicious green and crunchy regional asparagus and some herb salad.
Soft-boiled egg and crunch regional asparagus
Across the table, we have the unmissable burrata and its heirloom tomato tartare flavored with citrus fruits. An original and flavorful starter, perfect when it’s hot outside.
Burrata and heirloom tomato tartare flavored with citrus fruits
Next we have an oh-so delicious and soft thick slice of salmon cooked and peking with orange, zucchini tagliatelle with timut berries, then pan-fried baby squids with scallion and soy caramelized bok choy. Two simple plates but perfectly prepared and mastered.
Thick slice of salmon with orange and zucchini tagliatelle
Pan-fried baby squids with scallion and soy caramelized bok choy
For the other main courses, Quatre Vingt Neuf also serves some beef tataki with black sesame and chimichurri sauce and white rice, or a fregola sarda risotto with asparagus tips and sun-dried tomatoes, or rosemary-roast rack of lamb with herb jus and mashed potatoes and olive oil.
To wrap this delicious meal up, we couldn’t recommend more one of the eight desserts. Our favorite was the frozen raspberry pavlova and its red berry coulis.
Frozen strawberry pavlova and its red berry coulis
For those who are still hungry, go for the éclair XXL (like XXl!) with its tasty and smooth Nutella cream and toasted hazelnuts. It’s so good that you can finish eating at home if you can’t do so on the spot.
At the end of the day, we leave Quatre Vingt Neuf with very delighted taste buds and we only want to come back and taste the other dishes available on the menu. With this new table, the Batignolles really aim at being the new favorite neighborhoods of Paris fine foodies.
Quatre Vingt Neuf
89 Rue Lemercier
75017 Paris 17
01 40 22 96 83
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