Meat eaters have a new spot, Carni! Sebastien Daver and Nicolas Barbier – already running L’Epuisette, a fish and seafood restaurant – open their second restaurant, Carni, a table entirely devoted to meat and always set in Paris 9th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from their other business.
Like for L’Epuisette, Carni provides (seasonal and recurrent) tapas, as well as meat cuts to share.
Matured prime rib of beef, braised veal fillet, confit pork belly, lamb’s meatballs, veal’s kidneys, crispy pig’s trotters… The whole cooked on lava stone.
Running Carni kitchen, we have chef Jerôme Lefevre who worked at Lou Cantou, Uma and La Pointe de Grouin working meats and other cold cuts coming from houses Metzger and Olivier Brosset.
For lunch, Carni provides three affordable set menus for €15, €17 and €20. The lunch main course is to choose between knife-cut sausage, mashed potatoes and seasoned jus or rump steak; lentils, roasted butternut, pomegranate, feta and braised sucrine salad and two main courses of the day.
As for dinner, choose among the tapas menu and meats to share. And on Sundays, of course, it’s brunch day. As for us, we went to Carni for dinner and we've had the chance to try tasty tapas: first a nicely seasonned terrine (€8) and some beef tataki (€12) served with kiwi, lemongrass and oregano.
We also tried the black pudding (€9) along with roasted potatoes and sour caramel (a slightly too sweet dish), the veal's kidneys (€16) perfectly snacked and topped with candied lemons and to finish on a sweet note, the roasted pineapple (€8), and mojito-flavored mascarpone cream.
If Carni’s cellar is mainly filled with red wines to pair meats and cold cuts, it also enjoys a good share of whites and rosés. Wines that are mostly natural or organic, but Carni also enjoys a rather original cocktail list (€11).
Meat eaters, you have found your new canteen.
Rue de Rochechouart
75009 Paris 9
Formule déjeuner: €15