There are some tables that mark your spirits and taste buds and make you really want to come back. This is the case with La Frasca. Nestled in Paris 6th arrondissement, just next to the famous Théâtre de l’Odéon, this new and modern bistro is very charming.
First, there’s this warm décor with the beautiful open-plan kitchen and the possibility to eat at the counter, but also this big and bright room with wooden chairs and tables.
And this sincere and smiling greeting, more than convivial and we’d love to find in more restaurants in Paris.
And there’s this homemade and tasty cuisine based on quality ingredients. The menu changes very regularly, depending on the market and the chef’s mood. The chef is the very friendly Roland Theimer. Italian from his mother’s side and true autodidact, the chef likes tasty produces, placing them at the heart of each of his dish. We can think about the prime rib of beef from Normandy, the free-range pork belly or the stripped mullet from Finistère. By the way, remember that all meats come from France and ingredients come from sustainable producers.
As they invite to share (dishes are also available in smaller portions), the menu bets on cold cut specialties such as the pepper mortadella, Calabria coppa aged with wild fennel and pepper, and the famous San Daniele ham.
We skip this appetizer to get the exquisite horse mackerel tartare, perfectly seasoned. A very beautiful discovery with this fish we’re not used to enjoy as a tartare.
We keep on enjoying our meal with a delicious veal flank steak from the Basque country, enhanced with Beaufort cheese and garlic sauce. As a side, we go for the hearty and comforting gratin dauphinois with Scamorza and seared broccolis with garlic on the other side
The chef also concocts a delicious knife-cut beef tartare, very spicy and garnished with Pantelleria capers, one of the chef’s signature dishes. What an explosion of flavors!
Last but not least, we wrap up with the Basque blood sausage from Kintoa served with honey mustard and pickles. A specialty we highly recommend!
But we need one last sweet touch and go for the panna cotta flavored with orange blossom and Buddha’s hand. Original and surprising.
To pair it all, La Frasca enjoys a nice selection of nature wine such as southwestern wine by Nicolas Grosbois, “La cousine de ma mère”.
Inspired by Mediterranean food, chef Roland Theimer truly moved us with his generosity and his love for good produces. La Frasca is THE new address we highly recommend on Paris Left Bank.
And for Asian food lovers, Roland Theimer is also fond of Vietnamese food. After three nights devoted to this food in December, La Frasca is said to throw new tasty events over this delicious cuisine soon.
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7 Rue Corneille
75006 Paris 6
01 42 03 57 32
Ouvert midi et soir du lundi au samedi
Charcuterie : De 8€ à 15€
Poisson : 12€
Viandes : De 9€ à 12€
Légumes : De 7€ à 10€
Fromages : 10€
Desserts : 7€
Le midi, formule déjeuner : Entrée/plat ou plat/dessert à 20€ ou entrée/plat/dessert à 24€
Formules avant spectacles entre 18h30 et 20h : un verre de vin et une assiette à 15€