La Riviera in Paris: when Italy meets south of France

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Published by Caroline J. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 7 November 2019 at 10h52 · Updated on 29 November 2019 at 18h02
Italian cuisine and southern France bistronomy brought together to the same place. This is the original and convivial concept to discover at La Riviera, this new gourmet address nestled in Paris 10th arrondissement.

Are you craving a very good pizza right now? But the problem is that your friend is more into south of France-inspired food? Well, we’ve got you covered! Since September 20, 2019, La Riviera welcomes you in Paris 10th arrondissement with an eclectic but delicious concept.

Behind this new address, we have David and Lionel, the famous duo already behind La Maison Bleue and Les Fauves. For La Riviera, the two friends came up with a warm and bright place that can accommodate up to 110 patrons. In addition to the open-plan kitchen and the huge pizza oven, we loved the impressive bar shaped like a boat hull.

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Moving on to the menu, La Riviera best on diversity with pizzas on one side, by pizzaiolo master Giuseppe Corbo. Here, no Neapolitan pizzas but pizzas based on a dough that has fermented a longtime, close to the one you can find in Roma. On the menu? Classics of the kind such as the “Margherita”, as well as exclusive, original and seasonal creations such as the “C’est en Septembre” pizza based on pumpkin, veal pastrami, deep-fried tarragon and smoked scamorza.

Besides, La Riviera pays tribute to south-eastern France cuisine with bistronomic dishes concocted by talented Aurélien Jame, who went to the Britsol, Taillevent and Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and La Tour d’Argent as the sous-chef. For La Riviera, the chef has come up with a pissaladière to share or a bouillabaisse marinated with angler fish, served with salted jus, fennel and saffron potato mousseline.

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To satisfy your taste buds, La Riviera bets on quality ingredients, local produces from French farmers. We can think of the organic flour coming from the Moulin Hoche in Picardy or the tomato sauce, a true creation of the team, worked for six months in partnership with the canning Domaine Terra and based on organic tomatoes from Aquitaine, organic garlic, French and organic olive oil and organic Espelette pepper.

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After the introductions, let’s enjoy the famous pizzas. On one side, we fell as soon as we bite into it for the “La Madrague” harmoniously mixing squid, lemon zests, mozzarella fior di latte, mix herbs and Kalamata olives.

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On the other side, our taste buds fell in love with “L’été indien” pizza based on artichoke, button mushrooms, delicious girolles, and hazelnuts for some crunch, as well as spinach coulis; simply to die for!

We hope that after these hearty and delicious pizzas you still have some room left because we couldn’t recommend enough the desserts provided by La Riviera.

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Sweet pizza, lemon pie or even revisited tropézienne? Well, it will be “Le Très Chocolat” for us, based on chocolate, obviously, as well as olive oil, lavender and hazelnut. This is a dessert likely to satisfy any choco—addict’s taste buds.

Across the table, we found our favorite dessert: “Le Paradis Blanc”. Undeniably fresh and tasty, this dessert is an explosion of flavors in the mouth with the hazelnut shortcrust, the white chocolate ganache and fresh figs.

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And to top it all, La Riviera provides delicious cocktails, especially based on gin, as well as other southern French or Italian alcohols. Discover several Italicus versions of Spritz with bergamot, grapefruit or Galliano with craft pastis and star anise. As for us, we went for the refreshing “Catalunya Sour” with gin, rosemary, cane sugar syrup, lime juice and egg white.

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As for wine lovers, they’ll go for the 90% organic or biodynamic vintages selection, and 90% of them come from France, south of France or Italy.

The bonus? A sheltered terrace. On these cold days, it’s perfect.

In other words, La Riviera is the new hot spot in Paris 10th arrondissement where it feels goods to meet over sunny dishes.

Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.

 


Practical information

Location

118 Rue la Fayette
75010 Paris 10

More informations
Ouvert 7/7 du lundi au vendredi 7h à minuit et le week-end de 8h à minuit, service continu
Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner, dîner, vente à emporter, brunch à venir
Menu déjeuner : entrée et plat ou plat dessert à 17 euros

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