It’s a few steps from the famous Théâtre de la Madeleine that Mad Men has settled in late October 2019. Both a restaurant, cocktail bar, wine cellar and delicatessen, this new Parisian place comes straight from Sébastien Maréchal’s mind – who also created Le Jeanne B in Paris 18th arrondissement and La Marée Jeanne in the 12th.
Since its opening, Mad Men has been crowded. We must say this new address enjoys several assets, starting with its tasty bistronomic cuisine concocted by talented Igor Compagnoni.
Coming from Italy, the chef worked with some of the greatest top chefs in the French gastronomy such as Joël Robuchon, Eric Fréchon at Le Bristol or even Thomas Boullault. Cooking for Mad Men, Igor Compagnoni is taking up a new challenge. A successful challenge since thanks to his hearty cuisine highlighting his love for French produces without forgetting his Italian origins.
On the menu? Kadaïf prawns, smoked chili mayonnaise or the famous Stracciatella with bottarga and pepper as starters. Moving on to main courses, the chef bets on an Aloyan flank steak served with carrots and meat jus with olives or some grilled Capelin pork belly, pointed cabbage and seasoned jus. For sweet-toothed patrons, the chef makes us travel with his Tiramisu de Trévise or his brownie with toasted pecan for cocoa lovers.
Another asset at Mad Men? The decoration by Nantes-based architecture agency Where is Brian, that harmoniously mixes elegance and coolness. We love the large bar where cocktails are mixed, and the tree in the middle of the dining room.
It’s in this warm setting we gladly discover Igor Compagnoni’s food. To start the tasting, we go for the rabbit terrine with apricots and almonds as well as onion jam and pickles. A mix of flavors that is perfectly balanced.
We also order the extraordinary homemade taramasalata sprinkled with smoked chili and lime. It was delicious and we highly recommend it!
Next, our taste buds are torn apart Mirko Andreola’s pizzas and more traditional dishes that are just as mouthwatering. We ended up with the very coveted (and very hearty) grilled squid with delicious mashed potatoes and piquillos. So good!
Then, we enjoy one of the five pizzas on the menu with the “Blanche d’Automne”. Behind this sweet seasonal name, we have a pizza generously filled with mozzarella fior di latte, 24-month cure Parma ham, DPO Pecorino cheese, fresh figs, basil, thyme honey and extra virgin oil.
And to pair all these dishes, Mad Men provides a nice list of wines including sixty references from French vintages, as well as Sicilian, Portuguese and even Croatian vintages.
Note that Mad Men also provides an after work from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with tapas (30-month cured Bellota Iberian ham or Roman artichokes, parmesan and balsamic) as well as cocktails.
In short, here’s the very beautiful and new bistronomic table to discover now in Paris!
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8 Rue de Surène
75008 Paris 8
01 42 66 19 89
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi, de 12h à 15h et de 17h à 23h