They said they would and they did it!
Adrien Cachot and Mallory Gabsi – contestants of the 11th season of “Top Chef” France – open from July 16 to August 1, 2020 their temporary French fry restaurant on L' Atelier barge in Paris. A place called 140° Street (as for the perfect temperature to start frying French fries).
In the legendary challenge of the culinary contest called “La Guerre des Restos” or “Restaurants War”, the two chefs created together a modern and gourmet French fry restaurant decorated with potatoes. A concept that made them win the challenge with flying colors. Since then, the project grew in their heads.
This summer 2020, Adrien Cachot – former chef of his own restaurant, Détour, who went to the finale of the show – and young Belgian semi-finalist chef Mallory Gabsi are opening their French fry restaurant for real, a concept more into Belgian street-food.
It is L’Atelier barge – a new bar and restaurant on the Seine moored in Paris 5th arrondissement, at the foot of the Pont de l’Archevêché bridge, at the far eastern end of the Île de la Cité – that houses the concept.
140° Street provides you with a menu devoted to Belgian street-food at 100%. With French fries, obviously, to dip in beer-flavored mayonnaise, as well as potatoes bun, shrimp fritters and sandwiches. As well as signature cocktails created by mixologist Kevin Thomas (former OFF Paris Seine) who bets on fresh fruits, as well as homemade syrups and liquors.
As for the décor, the atmosphere is pretty laid-back, like an urban wilderness with sofas, tables made of pallets and barrel highboy tables.
As for the music, every ends of the week, L’Atelier schedules DJ sets for a nu-disco vibe.
Fries, fries, fries! You want fries and tasty fries? Head to 140° Street and quick, it only lasts two weeks…
Quai de la Tournelle
75005 Paris 5
Boissons: 4-13 €
Food: 5-13 €
140° Street : tous les jours de 12h à 15h et de 19h à 23h.
Péniche L'Atelier : tous les jours de midi à minuit.